Incidence of tuberculosis per 100,000 people reached 300 persons in 2017 in Botswana, according to World Bank / WHO. This is 7.98 % less than in the previous year.
Historically, incidence of tuberculosis per 100,000 people in Botswana reached an all time high of 932 persons in 1998 and an all time low of 300 persons in 2017. When compared to Botswana's main peers, incidence of tuberculosis per 100,000 people in Namibia amounted to 423 persons, 567 persons in South Africa, 361 persons in Zambia and 221 persons in Zimbabwe in 2017.
Botswana has been ranked 24th within the group of 176 countries we follow in terms of incidence of tuberculosis per 100,000 people, 19 places behind the position seen 10 years ago.
The incidence of tuberculosis is the estimated number of new pulmonary, smear-positive, and extra-pulmonary tuberculosis cases.