Incidence of tuberculosis per 100,000 people reached 64.0 persons in 2017 in Sri Lanka, according to World Bank / WHO. This is 1.54 % less than in the previous year.
Historically, incidence of tuberculosis per 100,000 people in Sri Lanka reached an all time high of 66.0 persons in 1990 and an all time low of 64.0 persons in 2017. When compared to Sri Lanka's main peers, incidence of tuberculosis per 100,000 people in India amounted to 204 persons, 93.0 persons in Malaysia, 39.0 persons in Maldives and 358 persons in Myanmar in 2017.
Sri Lanka has been ranked 78th within the group of 176 countries we follow in terms of incidence of tuberculosis per 100,000 people, 10 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.