Data and Statistics
Updated November 29, 2022
Tuberculosis (TB) in the United States by the numbers:
7,882: reported TB cases in the United States in 2021 (a rate of 2.4 cases per 100,000 persons)
60: jurisdictions (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
TB case counts and incidence rates have steadily decreased in the United States since 1992. In 2020, the annual rate of decline was substantially greater than in previous years, probably because of factors associated with the COVID-19 pandemic, including a combination of TB underdiagnosis and a true reduction in TB incidence.
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- For local, county, or state specific information, please contact your State TB Control Program
In 2021, TB incidence partially rebounded, but remained 12% lower compared with 2019, which might be explained by longer lasting effects of the pandemic, including TB underdiagnosis and public health resource constraints.
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 current TB control priorities, while increasing efforts to identify and treat latent TB infection, especially in populations at increased risk for TB disease.
For more information on global TB, visit the CDC Division of Global HIV and TB or World Health Organization (WHO) website.
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.
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.
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