Research and analysis

Tuberculosis by country: rates per 100,000 people

Estimated rate of tuberculosis (TB) per 100,000 people, compiled from World Health Organization (WHO) data for each country and territory.


WHO estimates of tuberculosis incidence by country and territory, 2020 (spreadsheet)

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The purpose of this document is to help NHS nurses to:

  • check which countries have a high incidence of tuberculosis (TB)
  • decide whether to give a BCG vaccination to children who have arrived in the UK from those countries

The document is available in 2 versions, as a web page and as a downloadable spreadsheet.

See the UK government archive for TB rates by country:

Published 1 January 2013
Last updated 13 June 2022 + show all updates
  1. Added 2020 data. Moved 2019 reports to archive.

  2. Added tuberculosis rates by country in 2019 (worldwide table).

  3. Added tuberculosis rates by country in 2018 (worldwide table) in 2 formats.

  4. Added 2017 TB worldwide tables in accessible formats.

  5. Added tuberculosis rates by country in 2017 (worldwide table).

  6. Added tuberculosis rates by country in 2016 (worldwide table).

  7. Tuberculosis rates by country in 2015 worldwide table has been uploaded.

  8. Updated with 2014 data.

  9. Added tuberculosis rates by country in 2013 (worldwide table).

  10. First published.