Table 1

Notified cases of tuberculosis by place of birth, incidence, percentage of male, median age and pulmonary location

Place of birthTotal number of cases notified 1994–1999Cases per 100,000 inhabitantsMale %Median age yrsPulmonary site %
Norway6852.8597271
Foreign72649.2513155
Europe#10713.7473682
Asia32981.3443351
Africa+272258.3622750
Americas§126.7
Totalƒ14115.4554563
Selected countries
 Somalia197839.4572644
 Pakistan122169.1473541
 Philippines30101.5233360
 Thailand1489.972879
 Vietnam5889.9433352
 Former Yugoslavia8477.5463685
  • #: Albania (four patients), Romania (three), UK (three) and 13 patients from 11 other countries

  • : India (29), Srilanka (21), Iraq (13), China (nine), Iran (eight), Turkey (six) and 19 patients from 14 other countries

  • +: Ethiopia (19), Morocco (15), the Gambia (six), Sudan (six), Uganda (six), Eritrea (four), Zambia (four) and 15 patients from 11 other countries

  • §: Peru (five) and seven patients from six other countries

  • ƒ: including one case from Oceania and five cases with unknown foreign country of birth