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Epi Profile Section 2 - Distribution of TB in Texas


Tuberculosis is not concentrated in one area of the state.  Active TB cases were reported in 40% of Texas counties, or 101 counties out of 254, for 2017. The majority of cases were found in metropolitan areas of the state, such as Dallas, Houston and San Antonio.

People with TB disproportionately live along the Texas-Mexico border.*

Table 1 Distribution of TB Cases in Texas by Area, 2017

Rate per 100,000

Number of Cases

Percent of
Cases

Metropolitan

5.0

626

55.6

Non-Metropolitan

0.68

282

25.0

Border

7.9

219

19.4



Map 1 Distribution of TB Cases by County, 2017

Map 1 Distribution of TB Cases by County, 2017

 

* Border counties are defined by the La Paz agreement between the US and Mexico federal governments, which includes counties within 100 kilometers of the US/Mexico border.  Metropolitan and non-metropolitan counties are defined by the US Office of Budget and Management. 

 


Table of Contents | An Overview of Tuberculosis in Texas | Distribution of Tuberculosis in Texas | Affected Populations | Case Diagnosis | Recent Transmission | Mortality | Risk Factors Associated with Tuberculosis | Drug Resistant TB | Targeted Testing | Reporting Requirements | References


Last updated June 25, 2019