Epi Profile Section 2 - Geographic Distribution of TB in Texas

In 2019, most of the TB cases were reported from metropolitan areas of the state, such as Dallas, Houston and San Antonio.

TB cases disproportionately live along the Texas-Mexico border.[1] Counties in the Texas-Mexico border region reported almost 20% of TB cases in Texas in 2019, although only 10% of the Texas population live in a border county.

Table 1. Distribution of TB Cases in Texas by Area, 2019

 
 

Rate per 100,000

Number of Cases

Percent of Cases

Metropolitan

4.76

606

52.3%

Non-Metropolitan

2.39

322

27.8%

Border

8.28

231

19.9%

 

Map 1. Distribution of TB Cases by County, 2019

Map 1 Distribution of TB Cases by County, 2019

 


Notes

1. 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. 


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