2017 State and City TB Report

2017 State and City TB Report PDF file

The National TB Report publishes key process and outcomes measures for TB control programs in the United States to evaluate progress towards TB elimination.  CDC selected the indicators used in the report, in cooperation with partners in state and local health departments. Indicators cover a wide range of important TB topics, including TB incidence, treatment completion for TB disease, known-HIV status, and treatment initiation and completion for contacts diagnosed with latent TB infection.

These data can help TB control programs:

  • evaluate progress in TB prevention and control,
  • monitor TB program performance,
  • assess needs for education and technical assistance, and
  • identify areas that need improvement

CDC provides funding for TB control activities in 50 U.S. states and 9 cities. Data for calculating these indicators come from the National TB Surveillance System and the Aggregate Reports for Program Evaluation.  For more information on the National TB Indicators Project, please see the National TB Indicators Project Fact Sheet.

Fully treating and preventing further spread of TB disease is key to TB control and elimination.

If you need additional state-specific data not available in this report, contact your state TB control office.

Completion of Therapy

Fully treating and preventing further spread of TB disease is key to TB control and elimination.  Although treatment for TB disease can be challenging to complete, there are several ways to increase treatment completion.  CDC has set a 2020 national target of 95.0% of TB cases completing a full treatment regimen for TB disease in 12 months or less.  The most recent national average, in 2015, for treatment completion for TB disease is 89.5%.

CDC has set a 2020 national target of treatment completion for 81.0% of people diagnosed with latent TB infection found during contact investigations who started treatment.  The most recent national average was 77.5%.

TB disease treatment is complex, and can take several months to complete.  It can take up to 2 years to have complete treatment information for TB patients.  Therefore, the most recent information available on completion of therapy is from 2015.

Additional information can be found in the full cities report and the Reported Tuberculosis in the United States, 2017.

Treatment Completion Among Contacts:

CDC has set a 2020 national target of treatment completion for 81.0% of people diagnosed with latent TB infection found during contact investigations who started treatment.  The most recent national average was 77.5%.

Additional information can be found in the full cities report and the Reported Tuberculosis in the United States, 2017.

Page last reviewed: February 1, 2019