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International Tuberculosis Incidence Rates

The following rates are based on the World Health Organization's (WHO) most recently available three years (2008, 2009 and 2010) of estimated incidence (all forms of TB) per 100 000 population. The estimates used to produce this table have changed from estimated sputum smear positive pulmonary tuberculosis (TB) rates. The estimation of smear-positive TB incidence was discontinued in 2009 and moved toward estimating the burden of all forms of TB disease not just sputum smear positive which reflects the fact that national TB programmes are diagnosing, notifying and treating people with all forms of TB not just smear positive TB.

The three year moving average is used to adjust for unstable rates in some jurisdictions. The estimated TB rates (new and re-treatment) are used, rather than the country/territory reported incidence rates, as they adjust for under-reporting of cases in some jurisdictions and are more indicative of the current risk of being infected by residence or prolonged travel in the country/territory. These rates are effective as of June 30, 2011 and will be revised by the WHO annually.

For advice on the use of these rates in TB screening programs, please contact your local public health unit/TB program, provincial/territorial TB program or the HIV AIDS and TB Surveillance section, Public Health Agency of Canada.

SOURCE:  http://www.who.int/tb/country/data/download/en/index.html

World Health Organization. Global tuberculosis control: surveillance, planning, financing: WHO report 2011. Geneva: World Health Organization, 2011 (WHO/HTM/TB/2011.16).

Estimated burden of TB disease by country: 3 year average incidence rate: 2008, 2009 and 2010
Country WHO estimated incidence of TB (all forms, including HIV) per 100 000 population Country WHO estimated incidence of TB (all forms, including HIV) per 100 000 population
Afghanistan 189 Liberia 288
Albania 15 Libyan Arab Jamahiriya 40
Algeria 88 Lithuania 70
American Samoa 7 Luxembourg 9
Andorra 8 Madagascar 261
Angola 298 Malawi 245
Anguilla 21 Malaysia 83
Antigua and Barbuda 4 Maldives 39
Argentina 28 Mali 64
Armenia 73 Malta 12
Aruba 0 Marshall Islands 471
Australia 6 Mauritania 330
Austria 7 Mauritius 22
Azerbaijan 110 Mexico 17
Bahamas 14 Micronesia (Federated States of) 212
Bahrain 29 Monaco 0
Bangladesh 225 Mongolia 223
Barbados 2 Montenegro 21
Belarus 71 Montserrat 10
Belgium 9 Morocco 92
Belize 40 Mozambique 539
Benin 93 Myanmar 388
Bermuda 3 Namibia 693
Bhutan 158 Nauru 49
Bolivia (Plurinational State of) 140 Nepal 163
Bonaire, Saint Eustatius and Saba 0 Netherlands 7
Bosnia and Herzegovina 50 Netherlands Antilles 27
Botswana 548 New Caledonia 23
Brazil 45 New Zealand 8
British Virgin Islands 10 Nicaragua 44
Brunei Darussalam 66 Niger 181
Bulgaria 41 Nigeria 136
Burkina Faso 59 Niue 10
Burundi 138 Northern Mariana Islands 72
Cambodia 442 Norway 6
Cameroon 182 Oman 14
Canada 5 Pakistan 231
Cape Verde 148 Palau 115
Cayman Islands 6 Panama 48
Central African Republic 327 Papua New Guinea 303
Chad 283 Paraguay 47
Chile 19 Peru 113
China 80 Philippines 280
China, Hong Kong SAR 86 Poland 23
China, Macao SAR 74 Portugal 29
Colombia 35 Puerto Rico 2
Comoros 39 Qatar 43
Congo 382 Republic of Korea 95
Cook Islands 8 Republic of Moldova 178
Costa Rica 14 Romania 125
Côte d'Ivoire 148 Russian Federation 106
Croatia 23 Rwanda 115
Cuba 9 Saint Kitts and Nevis 7
Curasao 1 Saint Lucia 8
Cyprus 4 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 24
Czech Republic 8 Samoa 12
Democratic People's Republic of Korea 345 San Marino 0
Democratic Republic of the Congo 327 Sao Tome and Principe 98
Denmark 6 Saudi Arabia 18
Djibouti 620 Senegal 282
Dominica 13 Serbia 23
Dominican Republic 70 Serbia & Montenegro 0
Ecuador 68 Seychelles 31
Egypt 19 Sierra Leone 645
El Salvador 30 Singapore 36
Equatorial Guinea 126 Sint Maarten (Dutch part) 3
Eritrea 99 Slovakia 10
Estonia 30 Slovenia 11
Ethiopia 266 Solomon Islands 115
Fiji 23 Somalia 285
Finland 8 South Africa 971
France 10 Spain 17
French Polynesia 21 Sri Lanka 66
Gabon 502 Sudan 119
Gambia 268 Suriname 135
Georgia 107 Swaziland 1257
Germany 5 Sweden 6
Ghana 92 Switzerland 7
Greece 5 Syrian Arab Republic 21
Grenada 4 Tajikistan 204
Guam 63 Thailand 137
Guatemala 62 The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia 23
Guinea 318 Timor-Leste 498
Guinea-Bissau 229 Togo 446
Guyana 112 Tokelau 0
Haiti 238 Tonga 18
Honduras 58 Trinidad and Tobago 22
Hungary 15 Tunisia 24
Iceland 5 Turkey 29
India 190 Turkmenistan 67
Indonesia 189 Turks and Caicos Islands 22
Iran ( Islamic Republic of) 19 Tuvalu 247
Iraq 64 Uganda 226
Ireland 9 Ukraine 101
Israel 5 United Arab Emirates 3
Italy 5 United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland 13
Jamaica 7 United Republic of Tanzania 183
Japan 22 United States of America 4
Jordan 6 Uruguay 22
Kazakhstan 163 US Virgin Islands 0
Kenya 314 Uzbekistan 128
Kiribati 409 Vanuatu 72
Kuwait 40 Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of) 33
Kyrgyzstan 159 Viet Nam 200
Lao People's Democratic Republic 89 Wallis and Futuna Islands 53
Latvia 45 West Bank and Gaza Strip 5
Lebanon 15 Yemen 54
Lesotho 634 Zambia 481
    Zimbabwe 672