Tuberculosis case detection rate (%, all forms)

Definition: Tuberculosis case detection rate (all forms) is the number of new and relapse tuberculosis cases notified to WHO in a given year, divided by WHO's estimate of the number of incident tuberculosis cases for the same year, expressed as a percentage. Estimates for all years are recalculated as new information becomes available and techniques are refined, so they may differ from those published previously.

Description: The map below shows how Tuberculosis case detection rate (%, all forms) varies by country. The shade of the country corresponds to the magnitude of the indicator. The darker the shade, the higher the value. The country with the highest value in the world is Barbados, with a value of 190.00. The country with the lowest value in the world is Cayman Islands, with a value of 0.00.

Source: World Health Organization, Global Tuberculosis Report.

See also: Country ranking, Time series comparison

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Original Source Notes: Estimates are presented with uncertainty intervals (see footnote). When ranges are presented, the lower and higher numbers correspond to the 2.5th and 97.5th centiles of the outcome distributions (generally produced by simulations). For more detailed information, see the original source.

Statistical Concept and Methodology: Tuberculosis is one of the main causes of adult deaths from a single infectious agent in developing countries. This indicator shows the tuberculosis detection rate for all detection methods. Editions before 2010 included the tuberculosis detection rates by DOTS, the internationally recommended strategy for tuberculosis control. Thus data on the case detection rate from 2010 onward cannot be compared with data in previous editions.

Aggregation method: Weighted average

Periodicity: Annual