Incidence of tuberculosis per 100,000 people reached 319 persons in 2017 in Kenya, according to World Bank / WHO. This is 8.33 % less than in the previous year.
Historically, incidence of tuberculosis per 100,000 people in Kenya reached an all time high of 646 persons in 2006 and an all time low of 140 persons in 1990. When compared to Kenya's main peers, incidence of tuberculosis per 100,000 people in Ethiopia amounted to 164 persons, 266 persons in Somalia, 269 persons in Tanzania and 201 persons in Uganda in 2017.
Kenya has been ranked 20th within the group of 176 countries we follow in terms of incidence of tuberculosis per 100,000 people, 14 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.