Status: Baseline only

  
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Baseline only

Most Recent Data:
2.8 new cases of confirmed TB per 100,000 population (2017)

Target:
1.4 per 100,000

Desired Direction:
Decrease desired

Baseline:
2.8 new cases of confirmed TB per 100,000 population were reported in 2017

Reduce tuberculosis (TB)

Target-Setting Method
Maintain consistency with national programs, regulations, policies, or laws

Summary

Although the number of tuberculosis (TB) cases in the United States has decreased over the past 2 decades, progress is slowing down. And millions of people have latent TB infection (LTBI), which can progress to active TB. Efforts to identify and cure people with active TB — and to expand testing and treatment for LTBI — can help reduce cases of the disease nationwide.