Incidence of tuberculosis per 100,000 people reached 9.70 persons in 2017 in Costa Rica, according to World Bank / WHO. This is 2.11 % more than in the previous year.
Historically, incidence of tuberculosis per 100,000 people in Costa Rica reached an all time high of 29.0 persons in 1990 and an all time low of 9.50 persons in 2016. When compared to Costa Rica's main peers, incidence of tuberculosis per 100,000 people in Guatemala amounted to 25.0 persons, 38.0 persons in Honduras, 45.0 persons in Nicaragua and 54.0 persons in Panama in 2017.
Costa Rica has been ranked 142nd within the group of 176 countries we follow in terms of incidence of tuberculosis per 100,000 people, 5 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.