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Persons >50 years of age have the highest incidence rate of tetanus, which might be due to inadequate vaccination coverage against tetanus among persons >50 years
TRICHINOSIS - Reported average cases per 1,000,000 population by state, United States, 1976-1980
The highest incidence rates for trichinosis were observed for Alaska, New Jersey, Rhode Island, and Louisiana. A moderately high mean incidence was observed for Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Pennsylvania. In 16 states, no cases were reported for the past 5 years.
In 1980, 18 common-source outbreaks involving at least 2 cases each, accounted for 58.4% of all cases. The majority of infections were acquired from pork products purchased from commercial sources; however, 12 cases were acquired from the meat of wild animals.
TUBERCULOSIS – Reported average cases per 100,000 population by county,
United States, 1977-1979
Rate per 100,000 population
TUBERCULOSIS – Reported cases by race and sex, United States, 1980
For 1980, 27,749 cases of tuberculosis were reported to CDC, an increase of 0.3% from 1979. It is only the second time since 1953, the year in which all states began using standardized formats to report tuberculosis morbidity, that the number of reported cases increased. (This does not include 1975 when the criteria for counting cases changed.) Indochinese refugees accounted for approximately 7.8% of the reported cases for 1980.