Incidence of tuberculosis per 100,000 people reached 31.0 persons in 2017 in Uruguay, according to World Bank / WHO. This is 6.9 % more than in the previous year.
Historically, incidence of tuberculosis per 100,000 people in Uruguay reached an all time high of 31.0 persons in 1990 and an all time low of 19.0 persons in 2002. When compared to Uruguay's main peers, incidence of tuberculosis per 100,000 people in Argentina amounted to 26.0 persons, 44.0 persons in Brazil, 17.0 persons in Chile and 44.0 persons in Paraguay in 2017.
Uruguay has been ranked 110th within the group of 176 countries we follow in terms of incidence of tuberculosis per 100,000 people, 17 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.