Gender Ethnicracial And Life Span Considerations

TB can affect both genders at any age but is most common in the elderly population and in those who are immunosuppressed. Overall, the incidence is twice as high in men as in women. Since 1980, the largest increase in TB has been in men aged 25 to 44, in children under 15, and in Hispanic/Latino, African American, and Asian populations. In the United States, approximately 70% of TB cases occur among minorities. Other high-risk groups are hospital employees, urban dwellers, drug and alcohol abusers, nursing home residents, and people who are incarcerated.

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