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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 2016, 10.4 million people around the world became sick with TB disease. There were 1.7 million TB-related deaths worldwide.
  • TB is a leading killer of people who are HIV infected.

A total of 9,272 TB cases (a rate of 2.9 cases per 100,000 persons) were reported in the United States in 2016. This is a decrease from the number of cases reported in 2015 and the lowest case count on record in the United States. The case rate of 2.9 per 100,000 persons is a 3.6% decrease from 2015. While the United States continues to make slow progress, current strategies are not enough to reach the goal of TB elimination in this century.

CDC estimates that about 14% 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, 2016

Take on Tuberculosis Infographic and Social Media Graphics

Customizable Take on TB Infographic with Instructions

For local or county 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.

NCHHSTP AtlasPlus-
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).

National TB Indicators

National TB Indicators: 2015 State Comparisonis 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. For more information about U.S. TB programs, please visit the National TB Controllers Association website

Archived Reports

National TB Indicators: 2014 State Comparison
* This report has been revised to correct errors in COT among homeless and COT among 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 Comparison

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