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Unit: cases/100,000 population
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Tuberculosis Incidence Rate

Value: 6.2 cases/100,000 population
Measurement
Period:
2011
Location: County : Miami-Dade
Comparison: FL Counties
Categories: Health / Immunizations & Infectious Diseases
Health / Respiratory Diseases
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What is this Indicator?
This indicator shows the tuberculosis incidence rate in cases per 100,000 population.
Why this is important: 
Tuberculosis (TB) is a bacterial disease that usually affects the lungs, although other parts of the body can also be affected. The TB bacteria are spread through the air when a person with untreated pulmonary TB coughs or sneezes. Prolonged exposure to a person with untreated TB is usually necessary for infection to occur. In 9 out of 10 exposed people, the immune system halts the spread of the infection and the infected person does not become sick or spread disease to others. However, the bacilli remain dormant and can be activated if the immune system becomes severely weakened by HIV, diabetes, chemotherapy cancer treatments, or other causes. A person with TB disease is contagious until he/she has been on appropriate treatment for several days to weeks. The most important way to stop the spread of tuberculosis is for TB patients to cover the mouth and nose when coughing, and to take all TB medicine exactly as prescribed by their physician.
The Healthy People 2020 national health target is to reduce the tuberculosis incidence rate to 1.0 case per 100,000 population.
Technical Note:  The distribution is based on data from 67 Florida counties.
Source: Florida Department of Health, Bureau of TB & Refugee Health
URL of Source:   http://www.doh.state.fl.us/Disease_Ctrl/tb/index.html
URL of Data:   http://www.floridacharts.com/charts/OtherIndicators/NonVi...
Maintained By: Healthy Communities Institute
Last Updated: November 2012

Time Series Data

2005: 9.4 2006: 8.3 2007: 7.6 2008: 7.9 2009: 6.4 2010: 6.2 2011: 6.2

cases/100,000 population


Indicates a change in methodology
2011 Rates calculated prior to 2011 do not reflect the population revisions made by the Florida Department of Health. The population data for 2001-2010, along with rates affected by the population data, were revised in August 2012.
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Unit: cases/100,000 population
View the Legend

Tuberculosis Incidence Rate

Value: 6.2 cases/100,000 population
Healthy People 2020 Target: 1.0 cases/100,000 population
Measurement
Period:
2011
Location: County : Miami-Dade
Comparison: Healthy People 2020 Target
Categories: Health / Immunizations & Infectious Diseases
Health / Respiratory Diseases
What is this Indicator?
This indicator shows the tuberculosis incidence rate in cases per 100,000 population.
Why this is important: 
Tuberculosis (TB) is a bacterial disease that usually affects the lungs, although other parts of the body can also be affected. The TB bacteria are spread through the air when a person with untreated pulmonary TB coughs or sneezes. Prolonged exposure to a person with untreated TB is usually necessary for infection to occur. In 9 out of 10 exposed people, the immune system halts the spread of the infection and the infected person does not become sick or spread disease to others. However, the bacilli remain dormant and can be activated if the immune system becomes severely weakened by HIV, diabetes, chemotherapy cancer treatments, or other causes. A person with TB disease is contagious until he/she has been on appropriate treatment for several days to weeks. The most important way to stop the spread of tuberculosis is for TB patients to cover the mouth and nose when coughing, and to take all TB medicine exactly as prescribed by their physician.
The Healthy People 2020 national health target is to reduce the tuberculosis incidence rate to 1.0 case per 100,000 population.
Source: Florida Department of Health, Bureau of TB & Refugee Health
URL of Source:   http://www.doh.state.fl.us/Disease_Ctrl/tb/index.html
URL of Data:   http://www.floridacharts.com/charts/OtherIndicators/NonVi...
Maintained By: Healthy Communities Institute
Last Updated: November 2012

Time Series Data

2005: 9.4 2006: 8.3 2007: 7.6 2008: 7.9 2009: 6.4 2010: 6.2 2011: 6.2

cases/100,000 population


Indicates a change in methodology
2011 Rates calculated prior to 2011 do not reflect the population revisions made by the Florida Department of Health. The population data for 2001-2010, along with rates affected by the population data, were revised in August 2012.
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