Data and Statistics

Tuberculosis (TB) is one of the world’s deadliest diseases:

  • One fourth of the world’s population, is infected with TB.
  • In 2017, 10.0 million people around the world became sick with TB disease. There were 1.3 million TB-related deaths worldwide.
  • TB is a leading killer of people who are HIV infected.

A total of 9,105 TB cases (a rate of 2.8 cases per 100,000 persons) were reported in the United States in 2017. This is a decrease from the number of cases reported in 2016 and the lowest case count on record in the United States. The case rate of 2.8 per 100,000 persons is a 2.3% decrease from 2016. Ending TB requires maintaining and strengthening current TB control priorities while increasing efforts to identify and treat latent TB infection among high-risk populations.

CDC estimates that about 13% of U.S. TB cases with genotype data are attributed to recent transmission. Distinguishing the numbers of cases attributed to recent transmission from those likely due to reactivation of longstanding, untreated latent TB infection is one of many tools state and local TB programs can use to design and prioritize effective public health interventions.

Tuberculosis – United States, 2018

Take on Tuberculosis Infographic and Social Media Graphics

Customizable Take on TB Infographic with Instructions

For local, county, or state specific information, please contact your State TB Control Program

Surveillance: Reported TB Cases

Interactive TB Data Tool

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.

The NCHHSTP AtlasPlus is an interactive tools for accessing data collected by CDC’s National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention (NCHHSTP).

Latent TB Infection in the U.S.

Latent TB Infection in the United States – Published Estimates: Latent TB infection prevalence data is critical in order to track the United States’ progress in testing and treating persons with latent TB infection. CDC currently relies on national prevalence estimates to measure prevalence of latent TB infection in the United States.

National TB Indicators

2017 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. These indicators were selected by CDC in cooperation with  partners in state and local health departments. New for 2016: the 9 funded cities are reported separately from their respective states. CDC also has fact sheets and additional information about the National TB Indicators.  For more information about U.S. TB programs, please visit the National TB Controllers Association websiteExternal.

Archived Reports

2016 State and City Tuberculosis Indicators Report Cdc-pdf[PDF – 32 MB]

National TB Indicators: 2015 State ComparisonCdc-pdf

National TB Indicators: 2014 State ComparisonCdc-pdf
*This report has been revised to correct errors in COT among homeless and incarcerated on page 6, Completion of Therapy, second paragraph and page 12, tables 1 and 2. The revised report replaced the previously posted National TB Indicators: 2014 State Comparison.

National TB Indicators: 2013 State ComparisonCdc-pdf

Page last reviewed: December 31, 2018