Tuberculosis Case Detection Rate (%, All Forms) rose to 77.0% in Botswana in 2017

Tuberculosis Case Detection Rate (%, All Forms) (%)
Health Care | Botswana | May 17, 2019
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Tuberculosis case detection rate reached 77.0 % in 2017 in Botswana, according to World Bank / WHO. This is 4.05 % more than in the previous year.

Historically, tuberculosis case detection rate in Botswana reached an all time high of 78.0 % in 2013 and an all time low of 38.0 % in 1991. When compared to Botswana's main peers, tuberculosis case detection rate in Namibia amounted to 80.0 %, 68.0 % in South Africa, 58.0 % in Zambia and 71.0 % in Zimbabwe in 2017.

Botswana has been ranked 110th within the group of 173 countries we follow in terms of tuberculosis case detection rate, 7 places above the position seen 10 years ago.

The tuberculosis case detection rate (all forms) is the proportion of newly notified tuberculosis cases (including relapses) to estimated incident cases (case detection, all forms).

Tuberculosis Case Detection Rate (%, All Forms) Unit 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Angola % 51.0% 54.0% 60.0% 54.0% 58.0%
Botswana % 67.0% 74.0% 78.0% 72.0% 63.0%
Dem. Republic of the Congo % 50.0% 48.0% 48.0% 48.0% 48.0%
Lesotho % 53.0% 52.0% 49.0% 48.0% 44.0%
Mozambique % 33.0% 34.0% 37.0% 39.0% 38.0%
Namibia % 80.0% 80.0% 80.0% 80.0% 80.0%
South Africa % 75.0% 68.0% 68.0% 68.0% 68.0%
Swaziland % 80.0% 80.0% 80.0% 80.0% 80.0%
Tanzania % 31.0% 34.0% 38.0% 36.0% 37.0%
Zambia % 64.0% 61.0% 61.0% 60.0% 58.0%
Zimbabwe % 70.0% 68.0% 72.0% 69.0% 71.0%