Author Contributions: Mr Pratt and Drs Armstrong, Robison, and Cegielski had full access to all the data in the study. All authors take responsibility for the accuracy of the data analysis. The US National TB Surveillance System is responsible for the integrity of the data.
Financial Disclosures: None reported.
Funding/Support: No specific funding was provided for this analysis. The Division of Tuberculosis Elimination, CDC, employed all authors of this article and all other individuals acknowledged below who contributed to this report. In addition, the CDC provides funding to state and local departments of health to conduct TB surveillance. Dr Shah has received support from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation while at Albert Einstein College of Medicine.
Role of the Sponsor: The Division of Tuberculosis Elimination, CDC, is responsible for the National Tuberculosis Surveillance System and for collecting and managing the data. The authors, not the agency, were solely responsible for the design and conduct of the study; analysis and interpretation of the data; and preparation, review, and approval of the manuscript.
Disclaimer: The findings and conclusions in this report are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent official views of the CDC.
Previous Presentation: These data were presented in part at the 2006 National TB Controllers Association Meeting, June 13, 2006, Atlanta, Georgia, but only included data through 2004.
Additional Contributions: We thank the city, county, and state TB controllers who contributed to this report through diligent recording and reporting of TB cases. We also thank Charles Wells, MD; Thomas Shinnick, PhD; Beverly Metchock, DrPH; Thomas Navin, MD; Jose Becerra, MD, MPH; and Phil LoBue, MD, Division of Tuberculosis Elimination, CDC, for their support of this work and critical review of the manuscript.