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This study reveals stark racial and ethnic disparities in tuberculosis incidence amongst children with tuberculosis in the USA. During the study period of 2010–17, 6072 cases of tuberculosis were reported among children and adolescents. The burden of disease was unevenly distributed, depending on geographic and ethnic or racial differences. This study emphasizes that these findings could be a window into the disparity in outcomes that might exist in other national tuberculosis programmes and could thus provide a roadmap for addressing the limitations of current approaches to eliminating TB amongst children. It emphasizes the need for guidelines to be adjusted to addressing disparity within populations, and a better understanding of social determinants of tuberculosis in progressing on the path towards elimination. It could provide useful direction for policy makers. Click here to read the article.