Incidence of tuberculosis per 100,000 people reached 567 persons in 2017 in South Africa, according to World Bank / WHO. This is 8.25 % less than in the previous year.
Historically, incidence of tuberculosis per 100,000 people in South Africa reached an all time high of 977 persons in 2007 and an all time low of 289 persons in 1994. When compared to South Africa's main peers, incidence of tuberculosis per 100,000 people in Botswana amounted to 300 persons, 665 persons in Lesotho, 423 persons in Namibia and 308 persons in Swaziland in 2017.
South Africa has been ranked 2nd within the group of 176 countries we follow in terms of incidence of tuberculosis per 100,000 people.
The incidence of tuberculosis is the estimated number of new pulmonary, smear-positive, and extra-pulmonary tuberculosis cases.