Data and Statistics
Tuberculosis (TB) in the United States by the numbers:
7,860: number of reported TB cases in the United States in 2021 (a rate of 2.4 per 100,000 persons)
60: jurisdictions (states, cities, and U.S. territories) in the United States that report TB data to the CDC
Up to 13 million: estimated number of people in the United States living with latent TB infection
During the COVID-19 pandemic, reported TB disease diagnoses fell 20% in 2020 and remained 13% lower in 2021 than pre-pandemic levels. These declines may represent true reduction in TB disease, as well as missed or delayed TB disease diagnoses due to multiple factors associated with the COVID-19 pandemic.
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- Tuberculosis – United States, 2021
- For local, county, or state specific information, please contact your State TB Control Program
Ending TB will require a dual approach of maintaining and strengthening current TB control priorities, while increasing efforts to identify and treat 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.
2020 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.
TB data from countries with compacts of free association with the United States (Federated States of Micronesia, Republic of the Marshall Islands, and Republic of Palau) can be found in the full report.
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, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention (NCHHSTP).
Reported Tuberculosis in the United States included detailed summary tables and figures as well as an executive commentary describing the epidemiology of tuberculosis in the United States for a given year. The report includes trend data going back decades to the earliest years of national tuberculosis surveillance in the United States.
- Mortality and Morbidity Weekly Reports Data and Statistics
- 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 pdf icon
- Tuberculosis Surveillance Data Training – Report of Verified Case of Tuberculosis
- Archived Surveillance Reports and Slide Sets
- Latent TB Infection in the United States – Published Estimates
- CDC’s Division of Global HIV and TB