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High tuberculosis burden countries

DEFINITION

20 countries with the highest absolute number of estimated incident cases, plus the 10 countries with the most severe burden in terms of incidence rates per capita.

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SOURCE DEFINITION

Countries with the highest absolute number of estimated incident cases, and those with the most severe burden in terms of incidence rates per capita. WHO has defined three lists: one for TB, one for MDR-TB and one for TB/HIV.

From: WHO
Year: 2019

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TERM 1

20 countries with the highest estimated numbers of incident TB cases, plus the 10 countries with the highest estimated TB incidence that are not in the top 20 by absolute number (threshold: >10 000 estimated incident TB cases per year).

From: WHO
Year: 2019

TERM 2

Countries or distinct parts of countries characterized by a high burden of TB (TB incidence >100/100 000 population).3 Low- and middle-income countries usually match this definition.

From: WHO
Year: 2019

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