Incidence of tuberculosis per 100,000 people reached 189 persons in 2017 in Afghanistan, according to World Bank / WHO. This is the same as in the previous year.
Historically, incidence of tuberculosis per 100,000 people in Afghanistan reached an all time high of 191 persons in 1991 and an all time low of 188 persons in 1994. When compared to Afghanistan's main peers, incidence of tuberculosis per 100,000 people in Iran amounted to 14.0 persons, 267 persons in Pakistan, 85.0 persons in Tajikistan and 43.0 persons in Turkmenistan in 2017.
Afghanistan has been ranked 37th within the group of 176 countries we follow in terms of incidence of tuberculosis per 100,000 people, 7 places above the position seen 10 years ago.
The incidence of tuberculosis is the estimated number of new pulmonary, smear-positive, and extra-pulmonary tuberculosis cases.