TB Statistics India - 2019, incidence, prevalence

How many people have TB in India?

Most of the TB statistics for India are collected by the government National Tuberculosis Elimination Program (previously the RNTCP) which was started in 1997 and which was then expanded across the country. The NTEP then passes their figures to the WHO.

The World Health Organisation (WHO) TB statistics for India for 2019 give an estimated incidence figure of 2.64 million cases. This is a rate of 193 per 100,000 population.

The TB incidence is the number of new cases of active TB disease during a certain time period (usually a year).

Estimates of TB Burden (WHO 2019) NumberRate per 100,000 Population
Incidence of TB cases (includes HIV + TB)2.640 million193
Incidence (HIV+TB only)71,0005.2
Incidence (MDR/RR-TB)124,0009.1
Mortality (deaths) (excludes HIV+TB)436,00032
Mortality (deaths) (HIV+TB only)9,5000.69
Proportion of TB cases with MDR/RR-TB, 2019
New Cases/ Previously Treated Cases
2.8%/14%

When reading high mortality figures such as these it can be difficult to realize what it means at an individual level. So to get some understanding of what it can mean at an individual level it can be helpful to read what it means to be dying of TB.

TB case notifications 2019 India

TB case notifications 2019 
Total new and relapse2,162,323
% tested with rapid diagnostics at time of diagnosis17%
% with known HIV status80%
% pulmonary78%
% bacteriologically confirmed57%
% children aged 0-14 years7%
% women34%
% men59%
Total cases notified2,404,815

Latent TB

It is estimated that about 40% of the Indian population is infected with TB bacteria, the vast majority of whom have latent TB rather than TB disease.

Indian state TB statistics

State NamePopulation (Lakhs) (100,000)TB Patients Notified
Public Sector
(2019)
TB Patients Notified
Private Sector
(2019)
Paediatric Patients
Notified Public Sector (2019)
Paediatric Patients
Notified Private Sector (2019)
Notifications Public Sector 01/01/2021 to 02/03/2021Notifications Private Sector 01/01/2021 to 02/03/2021
Andaman &
Nicobar Islands
3.9580724089
0
Andhra Pradesh521.976486223832310141010826
3433
Arunachal Pradesh
16.22901373913389
0
Assam346.24064680231362378
4464
750
Bihar1224.3779554471646288428920311721
Chandigarh11.6648354350720656
87
Chhattisgarh




295.4317461197213619323596706
Dadra & Nagar Haveli




4.6893444871171
Daman & Diu3.34748632188705417
Delhi187.979859281239166183628121
Goa15.419374736610138967930
Gujarat687.2104696544624358461071143654
Haryana289.751471 22526268412902032192
Himachal Pradesh74.3158341612635851406200
Jammu & Kashmir146109149466999148582651
Jharkhand387.6436261300616991463101612755
Karnataka676.97211219591337015392440849
Kerala343.3207314886918555411
Lakshadweep
0.7152070
Madhya Pradesh830.61391114829611926592617347
8715
Maharashtra1241.414412083228762563501692511403
Manipur30.81993560823120361
Meghalaya35.94803725 31213154342
Mizoram12.52905392104251
25
Nagaland20.741006942944735260
Odisha458.449009460320784026575
917
Puducherry14.74534721257548
4
Punjab296.344008 1419625548655855
1748
Rajasthan786.61228525236653975268159276580
Sikkim6.6140923582182
11
Tamil Nadu803.782668281772483331610846
2550
Telangana372.2510592059616707367234
2938
Tripura39.3271645420290
6
Uttar Pradesh2287.832630516008015393160455156223966
Uttarakhhand114.71978362779724482430
914
West Bengal989.685186254822365115099962366
India Total13576.617259206788958786963417227512102674

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