Data and Statistics
Tuberculosis (TB) is one of the world’s deadliest diseases:
- One third of the world’s population is infected with TB.
- In 2013, 9 million people around the world became sick with TB disease. There were around 1.5 million TB-related deaths worldwide.
- TB is a leading killer of people who are HIV infected.
A total of 9,582 TB cases (a rate of 3.0 cases per 100,000 persons) were reported in the United States in 2013. Both the number of TB cases reported and the case rate decreased; this represents a 3.6% and 4.3% decline, respectively, compared to 2012.
For local or county specific information, please contact your State TB Control Program.
More: Trends in TB (Fact sheet)