Tuberculosis Treatment Success Rate (% of Registered Cases) rose to 70.0% in Japan in 2016

Tuberculosis Treatment Success Rate (% of Registered Cases) (%)
Health Care | Japan | May 17, 2019
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Tuberculosis treatment success rate as a percentage of all registered cases reached 70.0 % in 2016 in Japan, according to World Bank / WHO. This is 32.1 % more than in the previous year.

Historically, tuberculosis treatment success rate as a percentage of all registered cases in Japan reached an all time high of 80.0 % in 1998 and an all time low of 39.0 % in 1999. When compared to Japan's main peers, tuberculosis treatment success rate as a percentage of all registered cases in China amounted to 93.0 %, 72.0 % in Russia, 84.0 % in South Korea and 80.0 % in USA in 2016.

Japan has been ranked 137th within the group of 167 countries we follow in terms of tuberculosis treatment success rate as a percentage of all registered cases, 10 places above 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
Canada % 78.0% 66.0% 79.0% 82.0% 82.0% ...
China % 95.0% 95.0% 95.0% 95.0% 94.0%
Dem. People's Republic of Korea % 91.0% 92.0% 92.0% 92.0% 91.0% ...
Germany % 76.0% 73.0% 74.0% 67.0% 63.0%
India % 89.0% 89.0% 88.0% 88.0% 74.0%
Japan % 56.0% 55.0% 54.0% 54.0% 53.0%
Mexico % 82.0% 82.0% 80.0% 80.0% 80.0%
Russia % 66.0% 65.0% 69.0% 68.0% 69.0%
South Korea % 89.0% 81.0% 81.0% 82.0% 81.0%
USA % 66.0% 80.0% 84.0% 83.0% 85.0%
Vietnam % 92.0% 93.0% 91.0% 89.0% 91.0%