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TB cases rates among the African American in United States

The black American has been impacted with TB in United States.

Tuberculosis cases have increased in black/African American in United States.

Among the U.S. born people reported with tuberculosis disease, nearly 36% were non-Hispanic blacks.

In 2015, the rate of TB disease was 5.0 cases per 100,000 populations which are over eight times higher than the rate of TB in white, non-Hispanic people 0.6 cases per 100,000 populations.TB cases rates among the African American

A Pie Chart of Reported TB Cases of United States Born persons by Race/Ethnicity

 A table showing prevalence rates of U.S born persons affected by TB in 2015

Ethnicity Multiple race White Hawaiian/Pacific islander Black/African American Asian American Indian/Alaska Hispanic/ Latino
Prevalence rates 1% 31% 3% 36% 4% 4% 21%

Solutions to this public health problem

  1. Funds should be allocated to public health for creating awareness about TB and educations about TB to curb stigma, values and certain beliefs associated with tuberculosis. This is purposely to reduce infection of TB among the Black/African American.
  2. Social economic factors impact health outcomes and are associated with poverty. These factors directly or indirectly increase the risks of TB among the Black/American and barriers to treatment of this disease. To deal with this free treatment plans should be offered to those who cannot manage to pay for their medical bills.TB cases rates among the African American

Solutions to this public health problem

  1. Funds should be allocated to public health for creating awareness about TB and educations about TB to curb stigma, values and certain beliefs associated with tuberculosis. This is purposely to reduce infection of TB among the Black/African American.
  2. Social economic factors impact health outcomes and are associated with poverty. These factors directly or indirectly increase the risks of TB among the Black/American and barriers to treatment of this disease. To deal with this free treatment plans should be offered to those who cannot manage to pay for their medical bills.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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References

“Homepage”. AVERT, 2019, https://www.avert.org.

“Jscholar | Open Access Publishers | Open Access Journals”. Jscholaronline.Org, 2019, http://jscholaronline.org.