Incidence of tuberculosis per 100,000 people reached 1.20 persons in 2017 in Puerto Rico, according to World Bank / WHO. This is 40 % less than in the previous year.
Historically, incidence of tuberculosis per 100,000 people in Puerto Rico reached an all time high of 8.60 persons in 1994 and an all time low of 1.20 persons in 2017. When compared to Puerto Rico's main peers, incidence of tuberculosis per 100,000 people in Dominican Republic amounted to 45.0 persons, 181 persons in Haiti, 5.10 persons in Jamaica and 3.10 persons in USA in 2017.
Puerto Rico has been ranked 174th within the group of 176 countries we follow in terms of incidence of tuberculosis per 100,000 people, 2 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.