Tuberculosis Treatment Success Rate (% of Registered Cases) remained unchanged in Jamaica in 2016

Tuberculosis Treatment Success Rate (% of Registered Cases) (%)
Health Care | Jamaica | May 17, 2019
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Tuberculosis treatment success rate as a percentage of all registered cases reached 23.0 % in 2016 in Jamaica, according to World Bank / WHO. This is the same as in the previous year.

Historically, tuberculosis treatment success rate as a percentage of all registered cases in Jamaica reached an all time high of 89.0 % in 1998 and an all time low of 18.0 % in 2014. When compared to Jamaica's main peers, tuberculosis treatment success rate as a percentage of all registered cases in Cayman Islands amounted to 100 %, 84.0 % in Cuba, 75.0 % in Dominican Republic and 82.0 % in Haiti in 2016.

Jamaica has been ranked 167th within the group of 167 countries we follow in terms of tuberculosis treatment success rate as a percentage of all registered cases, 17 places behind the position seen 10 years ago.

The tuberculosis treatment success rate is the percentage of new, registered smear-positive (infectious) cases that were cured or in which a full course of treatment was completed.

Tuberculosis Treatment Success Rate (% of Registered Cases) Unit 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Bahamas % 69.0% 65.0% 84.0% 76.0% 84.0%
Cayman Islands % ... 25.0% 100% 83.0% 80.0% ...
Cuba % 90.0% 88.0% 85.0% 84.0% 82.0%
Dominican Republic % 80.0% 83.0% 82.0% 83.0% 83.0%
Haiti % ... 79.0% 82.0% 81.0% 81.0% 78.0%
Jamaica % 36.0% 44.0% 65.0% 77.0% 18.0%
Mexico % 82.0% 82.0% 80.0% 80.0% 80.0%
Puerto Rico % 83.0% 72.0% 66.0% 73.0% 66.0%
USA % 66.0% 80.0% 84.0% 83.0% 85.0%