Reported Tuberculosis in the United States, 2018

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Table 6B. Tuberculosis Rates per 100,000 Population by Country of Birth in the United States by the Top 10 Countries of Birth1: United States, 2014–2018

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Table 6B. Tuberculosis Cases and Percentages Among Non-U.S.–Born Persons by the Top 30 Countries of Birth: United States, 2014–2018
Country of Birth Average Annual
Number of Cases
Population Estimate2 U.S. Rate by Country of Birth
Marshall Islands 37.0 23,070 160.4
Congo 38.8 24,745 156.8
Somalia 93.4 92,988 100.4
Bhutan 48.0 52,861 90.8
Myanmar 116.2 138,071 84.2
Guinea 12.4 15,254 81.3
Nepal 88.8 124,316 71.4
Fed. States of Micronesia 19.2 28,378 67.7
Ethiopia 148.6 235,041 63.2
Eastern Africa3 20.0 38,442 52.0
Other Africa4 14.8 28,647 51.7
Sierra Leone 20.6 40,551 50.8

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1The top 10 countries were selected based on their ranked 5-year rate of TB cases by country of birth in the United States. This list of top countries also includes the regions of Eastern Africa and Other Africa.
2Population Estimates were obtained from the U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey (ACS) Public Use Microdata Sample (PUMS) data, 2013–2017 multiyear file: https://www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/data/pums.htmlexternal icon. At the time of this report, the 2014–2018 had not been published yet. Population estimates of persons from countries with <10,000 persons living in the United States are grouped within Regions.
3The Eastern Africa region consists of British Indian Ocean Territory, Burundi, Comoros, Djibouti, Europa Island, Glorioso Islands, Juan De Nova Island, Madagascar, Malawi, Mayotte, Mozambique, Reunion, Rwanda, Mauritius, Seychelles, Tromelin Island, and South Sudan. Rwanda and South Sudan were removed from the Eastern Africa region in 2017.
4The Other Africa region consists of Angola, Botswana, Central African Republic, Chad, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Lesotho, Namibia, Sao Tome & Principe, and Swaziland.

Note: Data for all years updated through June 6, 2019.

Page last reviewed: September 6, 2019