Incidence of tuberculosis per 100,000 people reached 27.0 persons in 2017 in Kuwait, according to World Bank / WHO. This is 12.5 % more than in the previous year.
Historically, incidence of tuberculosis per 100,000 people in Kuwait reached an all time high of 38.0 persons in 1998 and an all time low of 14.0 persons in 1993. When compared to Kuwait's main peers, incidence of tuberculosis per 100,000 people in Bahrain amounted to 12.0 persons, 42.0 persons in Iraq, 14.0 persons in Iran and 10.0 persons in Saudi Arabia in 2017.
Kuwait has been ranked 113th within the group of 176 countries we follow in terms of incidence of tuberculosis per 100,000 people, 2 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.