Incidence of tuberculosis per 100,000 people reached 70.0 persons in 2017 in South Korea, according to World Bank / WHO. This is 9.09 % less than in the previous year.
Historically, incidence of tuberculosis per 100,000 people in South Korea reached an all time high of 164 persons in 1990 and an all time low of 49.0 persons in 2000. When compared to South Korea's main peers, incidence of tuberculosis per 100,000 people in China amounted to 63.0 persons, 513 persons in Dem. People's Republic of Korea, 15.0 persons in Japan and 129 persons in Vietnam in 2017.
South Korea has been ranked 73rd 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.