Reported Tuberculosis in the United States, 2017

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Table 1. Tuberculosis Cases, Case Rates per 100,000 Population, Deaths, and Death Rates per 100,000 Population, and Percent Change: United States, 1953–2017

Table 1. Tuberculosis Cases, Case Rates per 100,000 Population, Deaths, and Death Rates per 100,000 Population, and Percent Change: United States, 1953–2017
Tuberculosis Cases Tuberculosis Deaths
Percent Change Percent Change
Year Number Rate Number Rate Number1 Rate1 Number Rate
1953 84,304 52.6 19,707 12.4
1954 79,775 48.9 -5.4 -7.0 16,527 10.2 -16.1 -17.7
1955 77,368 46.6 -3.0 -4.7 15,016 9.1 -9.1 -10.8
1956 69,895 41.4 -9.7 -11.1 14,137 8.4 -5.9 -7.7
1957 67,149 39.0 -3.9 -5.8 13,390 7.8 -5.3 -7.1
1958 63,534 36.3 -5.4 -6.9 12,417 7.1 -7.3 -9.0
1959 57,535 32.4 -9.4 -10.7 11,474 6.5 -7.6 -8.5
1960 55,494 30.7 -3.5 -5.2 10,866 6.0 -5.3 -7.7
1961 53,726 29.2 -3.2 -4.9 9,938 5.4 -8.5 -10.0
1962 53,315 28.6 -0.8 -2.1 9,506 5.1 -4.3 -5.6
1963 54,042 28.6 1.4 0.0 9,311 4.9 -2.1 -3.9
1964 50,874 26.5 -5.9 -7.3 8,303 4.3 -10.8 -12.2
1965 49,016 25.2 -3.7 -4.9 7,934 4.1 -4.4 -4.7
1966 47,767 24.3 -2.5 -3.6 7,625 3.9 -3.9 -4.9
1967 45,647 23.0 -4.4 -5.3 6,901 3.5 -9.5 -10.3
1968 42,623 21.2 -6.6 -7.8 6,292 3.1 -8.8 -11.4
1969 39,120 19.3 -8.2 -9.0 5,567 2.8 -11.5 -9.7
1970 37,137 18.1 -5.1 -6.2 5,217 2.6 -6.3 -7.1
1971 35,217 17.0 -5.2 -6.1 4,501 2.2 -13.7 -15.4
1972 32,882 15.7 -6.6 -7.6 4,376 2.1 -2.8 -4.5
1973 30,998 14.6 -5.7 -7.0 3,875 1.8 -11.4 -14.5
1974 2 30,122 14.1 -2.8 -3.4 3,513 1.7 -9.3 -5.6
1975 33,989 15.7 3,333 1.6 -5.1 -5.9
1976 32,105 14.7 -5.5 -6.4 3,130 1.5 -6.1 -6.3
1977 30,145 13.7 -6.1 -6.8 2,968 1.4 -5.2 -6.7
1978 28,521 12.8 -5.4 -6.6 2,914 1.3 -1.8 -7.1
1979 3 27,669 12.3 -3.0 -3.9 2,007 0.9 -31.1 -30.8
1980 27,749 12.2 0.3 -0.7 1,978 0.9 -1.4 -3.3
1981 27,373 11.9 -1.4 -2.3 1,937 0.8 -2.1 -3.0
1982 25,520 11.0 -6.8 -7.7 1,807 0.8 -6.7 -7.6
1983 23,846 10.2 -6.6 -7.4 1,779 0.8 -1.5 -2.4
1984 22,255 9.4 -6.7 -7.5 1,729 0.7 -2.8 -3.6
1985 22,201 9.3 -0.2 -1.1 1,752 0.7 1.3 0.4
1986 22,768 9.5 2.6 1.6 1,782 0.7 1.7 0.8
1987 22,517 9.3 -1.1 -2.0 1,755 0.7 -1.5 -2.4
1988 22,436 9.2 -0.4 -1.3 1,921 0.8 9.5 8.5
1989 23,495 9.5 4.7 3.7 1,970 0.8 2.6 1.6
1990 25,701 10.3 9.4 8.2 1,810 0.7 -8.1 -9.2
1991 26,283 10.4 2.3 0.9 1,713 0.7 -5.4 -6.6
1992 26,673 10.4 1.5 0.1 1,705 0.7 -0.5 -1.8
1993 25,102 9.7 -5.9 -7.1 1,631 0.6 -4.3 -5.6
1994 24,206 9.2 -3.6 -4.7 1,478 0.6 -9.4 -10.5
1995 22,726 8.5 -6.1 -7.2 1,336 0.5 -9.6 -10.7
1996 21,210 7.9 -6.7 -7.8 1,202 0.4 -10.0 -11.1
1997 19,751 7.2 -6.9 -8.0 1,166 0.4 -3.0 -4.2
1998 18,286 6.6 -7.4 -8.5 1,112 0.4 -4.6 -5.7
1999 17,499 6.3 -4.3 -5.4 930 0.3 -16.4 -17.3
2000 16,308 5.8 -6.8 -7.8 776 0.3 -16.6 -17.5
2001 15,945 5.6 -2.2 -3.2 764 0.3 -1.5 -2.5
2002 15,055 5.2 -5.6 -6.5 784 0.3 2.6 1.7
2003 14,835 5.1 -1.5 -2.3 711 0.2 -9.3 -10.1
2004 14,499 5.0 -2.3 -3.2 657 0.2 -7.6 -8.4
2005 14,065 4.8 -3.0 -3.9 648 0.2 -1.4 -2.3
2006 13,727 4.6 -2.4 -3.3 652 0.2 0.6 -0.3
2007 13,280 4.4 -3.3 -4.2 554 0.2 -15.0 -15.8
2008 12,889 4.2 -2.9 -3.9 585 0.2 5.6 4.6
2009 11,514 3.8 -10.7 -11.4 529 0.2 -9.6 -10.4
2010 11,100 3.6 -3.6 -4.4 569 0.2 7.6 6.7
2011 10,504 3.4 -5.4 -6.1 539 0.2 -5.3 -6.0
2012 9,935 3.2 -5.4 -6.1 510 0.2 -5.4 -6.1
2013 9,561 3.0 -3.8 -4.4 555 0.2 8.8 8.1
2014 9,398 2.9 -1.7 -2.4 493 0.2 -11.2 -11.8
2015 9,547 3.0 1.6 0.8 470 0.1 -4.7 -5.4
2016 9,253 2.9 -3.1 -3.8 528 0.2 12.3 11.5
2017 9,105 2.8 -1.6 -2.3

1Official tuberculosis mortality statistics were compiled by the National Center for Health Statistics, CDC (http://wonder.cdc.gov/mcd-icd10.html); accessed June 12, 2018.
2Case data after 1974 are not comparable to prior years due to changes in the surveillance case definition that became effective in 1975.
3The large decrease in death rate in 1979 occurred because late effects of tuberculosis (e.g., bronchiectasis or fibrosis) and pleurisy with effusion (without mention of cause) are no longer included in tuberculosis deaths.
Percent change in tuberculosis death rates is calculated with unrounded figures. See Technical Notes.
Note: The 1993 to 2017 tuberculosis case counts and rates were updated using the following sources: Bridged-Race 1990–1999 Intercensal Population Estimates for 1990–1999 (ftp://ftp.cdc.gov/pub/health_statistics/nchs/datasets/nvss/bridgepop/documentationbridgedintercena1.docCdc-word), Intercensal Estimates of the Resident Population for the United States, Regions, States, and Puerto Rico: April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2010 (https://www.census.gov/data/tables/time-series/demo/popest/intercensal-2000-2010-state.htmlExternal) and Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for the United States, Regions, States, and Puerto Rico: April 1, 2010 July 1, 2017 (http://www.census.gov/data/tables/2017/demo/popest/nation-total.htmlExternal); accessed June 12, 2018.
Percentage change results reported to one decimal.

Page last reviewed: October 22, 2018