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Which Country Suffers from Tuberculosis the Most?

Incidence of Tuberculosis (Per 100,000 People) (persons), 2020 or latest
Health Care | April 1, 2022
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Based on a comparison of 176 countries in 2020, Lesotho ranked the highest in incidence of tuberculosis per 100,000 people with 650 persons followed by South Africa and Central African Republic. On the other end of the scale was Palestine with 0.480 persons, United Arab Emirates with 0.790 persons and Puerto Rico with 1.10 persons.

Average incidence of tuberculosis per 100,000 people reached 127 persons in 2020 in the World according to World Bank / WHO. This is 4.72 % less than in the previous year and -24.4 % less than 10 years ago.

Historically, average incidence of tuberculosis per 100,000 people reached an all time high of 174 persons in 2003 and an all time low of 127 persons in 2020. The average annual growth amounted to -0.575 % since 1990.

Data for more countries are available at Incidence of Tuberculosis (Per 100,000 People) indicator page.

Incidence of Tuberculosis (Per 100,000 People) Unit 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Angola persons 370 366 362 359 355
Central African Republic persons 540 540 540 540 540
Congo persons 381 379 378 376 375
Dem. People's Republic of Korea persons 513 513 513 513 513
East Timor persons ... ... 498 498 498 498 498
Gabon persons 541 537 533 529 525
Guinea Bissau persons 361 361 361 361 361
Lesotho persons 853 780 721 681 659
Mongolia persons 428 428 428 428 428
Mozambique persons 361 361 361 361 361
Namibia persons 674 639 604 565 524
Papua New Guinea persons 432 432 432 432 432
Philippines persons 546 550 554 554 554
South Africa persons 1,070 988 805 738 677
Swaziland persons 855 648 537 502 441