Incidence of tuberculosis per 100,000 people reached 42.0 persons in 2017 in Iraq, according to World Bank / WHO. This is 2.33 % less than in the previous year.
Historically, incidence of tuberculosis per 100,000 people in Iraq reached an all time high of 54.0 persons in 1990 and an all time low of 42.0 persons in 2017. When compared to Iraq's main peers, incidence of tuberculosis per 100,000 people in Iran amounted to 14.0 persons, 27.0 persons in Kuwait, 10.0 persons in Saudi Arabia and 19.0 persons in Syria in 2017.
Iraq has been ranked 98th within the group of 176 countries we follow in terms of incidence of tuberculosis per 100,000 people, 3 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.