This table provides metadata for the actual indicator available from UK statistics closest to the corresponding global SDG indicator. Please note that even when the global SDG indicator is fully available from UK statistics, this table should be consulted for information on national methodology and other UK-specific metadata information.
|Unit of measurement||
Rate per 100,000 population
All new tuberculosis (TB) cases (including cases diagnosed post-mortem) that meet one of the two following case definitions are reported. 1. Culture confirmed case - culture confirmed disease, with speciation confirming Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex (M. tuberculosis, M. bovis, M. africanum or M. microti). 2. Clinically diagnosed case - in the absence of culture confirmation, a case that meets the following criteria - a clinician’s judgement that the patient’s clinical and/or radiological signs and/or symptoms are compatible with active TB, and a clinician’s decision to treat the patient with a full course of anti-TB therapy for active TB.
For 2000 to 2019 data, see UK 2019 and previous TB tables and England 2019 and previous TB tables.
Please note, some confidence intervals for TB rates by ethnic group are large, please see Tuberculosis in England - 2021 report for futher confidence interval details.
Data follows the UN specification for this indicator. This indicator has been identified in collaboration with topic experts.
|Data last updated||07 March 2022|
|Metadata last updated||25 January 2022|