Tuberculosis notification rate
Tuberculosis (TB) notification rate (per 100 000 population)
Health status / Morbidity
The number of TB cases (new and relapse) notified to the national health authorities during a specified period of time per 100,000 population.
[Number of new and relapse TB cases notified to the national health authorities during a specified period of time / Total population in the specified area during the same time period] x 100,000. The number of cases detected by national TB control programmes is collected as part of routine surveillance. Annual case notifications are reported by countries to WHO using a web-based data collection system. See WHO global tuberculosis report. The TB case notifications reported by countries follow the WHO recommendations on case definitions and recording and reporting; they are internationally comparable and there is no need for any adjustment
Number of new and relapse cases of TB in a specified time period
Number of persons/total population.
It is not estimation it is a simple mathematical calculation of the cases notified reported by countries.
Age, health-care workers, place of residence, prisons, sex, treatment history
Primary data sources:
TB surveillance system linked to routine facility information system. TB quarterly reports, and TB register
Alternate data sources:
No other sources than those mentioned: quarterly report and TB registers
Quarterly and annually