Incidence of tuberculosis per 100,000 people reached 5.10 persons in 2017 in Jamaica, according to World Bank / WHO. This is 13.3 % more than in the previous year.
Historically, incidence of tuberculosis per 100,000 people in Jamaica reached an all time high of 6.60 persons in 1990 and an all time low of 3.80 persons in 2014. When compared to Jamaica's main peers, incidence of tuberculosis per 100,000 people in Cayman Islands amounted to 7.50 persons, 7.10 persons in Cuba, 45.0 persons in Dominican Republic and 181 persons in Haiti in 2017.
Jamaica has been ranked 166th within the group of 176 countries we follow in terms of incidence of tuberculosis per 100,000 people, 3 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.