Which Country Suffers from Tuberculosis the Most?

Incidence of Tuberculosis (Per 100,000 People) (persons), 2017
Health Care | May 17, 2019
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Based on a comparison of 175 countries in 2017, Lesotho ranked the highest in incidence of tuberculosis per 100,000 people with 665 persons followed by South Africa and Philippines. On the other end of the scale was United Arab Emirates with 0.810 persons, Palestine with 0.960 persons and Puerto Rico with 1.20 persons.

Average incidence of tuberculosis per 100,000 people reached 134 persons in 2017 in the World according to World Bank / WHO. This is 1.49 % less than in the previous year and -20.9 % less than 10 years ago.

Historically, average incidence of tuberculosis per 100,000 people reached an all time high of 170 persons in 2000 and an all time low of 134 persons in 2017. The average annual growth amounted to -0.441 % 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 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Angola persons 383 380 376 370 366
Central African Republic persons 402 378 359 375 391
Congo persons 383 382 382 381 379
Dem. People's Republic of Korea persons 513 513 513 513 513
East Timor persons ... ... ... ... ... 498 498 498 498 498
Gabon persons 554 550 546 541 537
Guinea Bissau persons 376 382 387 369 373
Lesotho persons 1,050 985 916 852 788
Mongolia persons 428 428 428 428 428
Mozambique persons 548 551 551 551 551
Namibia persons 610 552 518 480 495
Papua New Guinea persons 432 432 432 432 432
Philippines persons 535 539 543 546 550
South Africa persons 922 892 849 820 759
Zambia persons 475 456 437 406 391