Reduce tuberculosis cases — IID‑17 Data Methodology and Measurement

About the National Data


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

Target: 1.4 per 100,000

Number of confirmed new cases of tuberculosis reported to CDC by local health departments in all 50 States and the District of Columbia.
Number of persons in all 50 States and the District of Columbia.
Target-setting method
Maintain consistency with national programs, regulations, policies, or laws
Target-setting method justification
The target was selected to align with National Tuberculosis (TB) Program Objectives and Performance Targets for 2020 which used a target-setting method of a quantile regression model estimating the 90th percentile for each year, then extrapolated the fitted model to predict the estimated 90th percentile in the year 2020. The 90th percentile values reflect the projected performance of the top 10 percent of TB programs in the United States in 2020.


Methodology notes

A confirmed case definition for tuberculosis (TB) is available from CDC. Data are gathered from the Report of Verified Case of Tuberculosis used by all jurisdictions to report new TB cases to CDC. Rates are expressed as the number of cases reported each calendar year per 100,000 persons. Population denominators used in calculating TB rates were based on official census and midyear postcensal estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau.


Comparable HP2020 objective
Retained, which includes core objectives that are continuing from Healthy People 2020 with no change in measurement.