Tuberculosis Treatment Success Rate (% of Registered Cases) rose to 75.0% in Trinidad and Tobago in 2016

Tuberculosis Treatment Success Rate (% of Registered Cases) (%)
Health Care | Trinidad and Tobago | May 17, 2019
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Tuberculosis treatment success rate as a percentage of all registered cases reached 75.0 % in 2016 in Trinidad and Tobago, according to World Bank / WHO. This is 19 % more than in the previous year.

Historically, tuberculosis treatment success rate as a percentage of all registered cases in Trinidad and Tobago reached an all time high of 75.0 % in 1996 and an all time low of 54.0 % in 2006. When compared to Trinidad and Tobago's main peers, tuberculosis treatment success rate as a percentage of all registered cases in Guyana amounted to 69.0 %, 78.0 % in Puerto Rico, 68.0 % in Suriname and 82.0 % in Venezuela in 2016.

Trinidad and Tobago has been ranked 123rd within the group of 167 countries we follow in terms of tuberculosis treatment success rate as a percentage of all registered cases, 23 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
Brazil % 72.0% 73.0% 72.0% 72.0% 71.0%
Colombia % 74.0% 73.0% 72.0% 71.0% 76.0%
Dominican Republic % 80.0% 83.0% 82.0% 83.0% 83.0%
Guyana % 64.0% 65.0% 65.0% 67.0% 69.0%
Haiti % ... 79.0% 82.0% 81.0% 81.0% 78.0%
Jamaica % 36.0% 44.0% 65.0% 77.0% 18.0%
Puerto Rico % 83.0% 72.0% 66.0% 73.0% 66.0%
Suriname % 54.0% 76.0% 66.0% 77.0% 77.0%
Trinidad and Tobago % 71.0% 69.0% 63.0% 62.0% 64.0%
USA % 66.0% 80.0% 84.0% 83.0% 85.0%
Venezuela % 82.0% 80.0% 82.0% 81.0% 80.0%