Data and Statistics
Updated November 15, 2023
Tuberculosis (TB) in the United States by the numbers:
8,331: reported TB cases in the United States in 2022 (a rate of 2.5 cases per 100,000 persons)
60: jurisdictions (e.g., states, cities, U.S. territories, and affiliated areas) that report TB data to CDC
Up to 13 million: estimated number of people in the United States living with latent TB infection
- Take on TB [PDF – 686 KB]
- Customizable Take on TB Infographic with Instructions
- Tuberculosis – United States, 2022
- For local, county, or state specific information, please contact your State TB Control Program
Before the COVID-19 pandemic, TB case counts and incidence rates had been steadily decreasing in the United States since 1992. During 2020, TB case counts and incidence rates declined substantially, likely because of factors associated with the COVID-19 pandemic. In 2021, TB case counts and incidence partially rebounded, but remained lower compared with 2019. In 2022, reported TB cases and incidence rates increased for the second year in a row, but remained lower compared with 2019 prior to the COVID-19 pandemic.
As the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic shift over time, we must rededicate our efforts and resources to achieve elimination of TB in the United States. Ending TB will require a dual approach of maintaining and strengthening efforts to diagnose and treat TB disease and latent TB infection, especially in populations at increased risk for TB disease.
This report contains tabular and graphical information about reported TB cases collected from 60 reporting areas.
2021 State and City Tuberculosis Report is an annual update to the series of reports that present key process and outcome measures for TB control programs in the United States.
Reported Tuberculosis in the United States, 2022 contains TB data from five U.S. territories and three independent countries that are in compacts of free association with the United States (Federated States of Micronesia, Republic of the Marshall Islands, and Republic of Palau).
Online Tuberculosis Information System (OTIS)
OTIS is an interactive data system containing information on TB cases reported to CDC. Users can select criteria to produce specific reports. Data are available by year, state, and demographic factors.
NCHHSTP AtlasPlus is an interactive tool to access data that CDC’s National Center for HIV, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention (NCHHSTP) collects.
Reported Tuberculosis in the United States describes TB epidemiology in the United States for a given year. An executive commentary, detailed summary tables, and figures highlight the information. The report includes trend data from the earliest years of national TB surveillance in the United States.
- Data Security and Confidentiality Guidelines for HIV, Viral Hepatitis, Sexually Transmitted Disease, and Tuberculosis Programs: Standards to Facilitate Sharing and Use of Surveillance Data for Public Health Action
- Reported Tuberculosis in the United States, 2021
- Tuberculosis Surveillance Data Training – Report of Verified Case of Tuberculosis