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Tuberculosis in the United States

    Naturevolume 150page659 (1942) | Download Citation



    ACCORDING to the Journal of the American Medical Association of September 26, the United States National Tuberculosis Association has reported that 44 persons per 100,000 of population died of tuberculosis in 1941, as compared with 46 in 1940. In 1941 the deaths from tuberculosis in the United States amounted to 59,173, and 105,714 fresh cases were reported. The highest tuberculosis death-rate occurred in Arizona (171 per 100,000). Other high rates per 100,000 reported were in the District of Columbia (82), Tennessee (79), Maryland (74), Kentucky (67) and New Mexico (65). The lowest death-rate reported was from Utah (II). Other States with a rate far below the national average were Wyoming (13), Iowa (15), Nebraska (15), Idaho (16), North Dakota (18), New Hampshire (21) and Kansas (22). New York State reported 6,208 deaths—a rate of 45.5.

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