CDC logo Tuberculosis Information CD-ROM   Image of people
   
1
spacer image

This is an archived document. The links are no longer being updated.

Table 1. Tuberculosis Cases and Case Rates per 100,000 Population, Deaths and Death Rates per 100,000 Population: United States, 1953-2002

Year
Tuberculosis Cases
Tuberculosis Deaths
Number
Rate1
Percent Change
Number
Rate1
Percent Change
Number
Rate
Number
Rate
1953
84,304
53.0
- -
- -
19,707
12.4
- -
- -
1954
79,775
49.3
-5.4
- 7.0
16,527
10.2
-16.1
-17.7
1955
77,368
46.9
-3.0
- 4.9
15,016
9.1
- 9.1
-10.8
1956
69,895
41.6
-9.7
-11.0
14,137
8.4
- 5.9
- 7.7
1957
67,149
39.2
-3.9
- 5.8
13,390
7.8
- 5.3
- 7.1
1958
63,534
36.5
-5.4
- 6.9
12,417
7.1
- 7.3
- 9.0
1959
57,535
32.5
-9.4
-11.0
11,474
6.5
- 7.6
- 8.5
1960
55,494
30.8
-3.5
- 5.2
10,866
6.0
- 5.3
- 7.7
1961
53,726
29.4
-3.2
- 4.5
9,938
5.4
- 8.5
-10.0
1962
53,315
28.7
-0.8
- 2.4
9,506
5.1
- 4.3
- 5.6
1963
54,042
28.7
+1.4
0.0
9,311
4.9
- 2.1
- 3.9
1964
50,874
26.6
-5.9
- 7.3
8,303
4.3
-10.8
-12.2
1965
49,016
25.3
-3.7
- 4.9
7,934
4.1
- 4.4
- 4.7
1966
47,767
24.4
-2.5
- 3.6
7,625
3.9
- 3.9
- 4.9
1967
45,647
23.1
-4.4
- 5.3
6,901
3.5
- 9.5
-10.3
1968
42,623
21.3
-6.6
- 7.8
6,292
3.1
- 8.8
-11.4
1969
39,120
19.4
-8.2
- 8.9
5,567
2.8
-11.5
- 9.7
1970
37,137
18.3
-5.1
- 5.7
5,217
2.6
- 6.3
- 7.1
1971
35,217
17.1
-5.2
- 6.6
4,501
2.2
-13.7
-15.4
1972
32,882
15.8
-6.6
- 7.6
4,376
2.1
- 2.8
- 4.5
1973
30,998
14.8
-5.7
- 6.3
3,875
1.8
-11.4
-14.5
1974
30,122
14.2
-2.8
- 4.1
3,513
1.7
- 9.3
- 5.6
1975
33,989
15.9
--
--
3,333
1.6
- 5.1
- 5.9
1976
32,105
15.0
-5.5
- 5.7
3,130
1.5
- 6.1
- 6.3
1977
30,145
13.9
-6.1
- 7.3
2,968
1.4
- 5.2
- 6.7
1978
28,521
13.1
-5.4
- 5.8
2,914
1.3
- 1.8
- 7.1
1979
27,669
12.6
-3.0
- 3.8
2,0072
0.92
-31.12
-30.82
1980
27,749
12.3
+0.3
- 2.4
1,978
0.9
- 1.4
0.0
1981
27,373
11.9
-1.4
- 3.3
1,937
0.8
- 2.1
-11.1
1982
25,520
11.0
-6.8
-7.6
1,807
0.8
- 6.7
0.0
1983
23,846
10.2
-6.6
- 7.3
1,779
0.8
- 1.5
0.0
1984
22,255
9.4
-6.7
- 7.8
1,729
0.7
- 2.8
-12.5
1985
22,201
9.3
-0.2
- 1.1
1,752
0.7
+ 1.3
0.0
1986
22,768
9.4
+2.6
+ 1.1
1,782
0.7
+ 1.7
0.0
1987
22,517
9.3
-1.1
- 1.1
1,755
0.7
- 1.5
0.0
1988
22,436
9.1
-0.4
- 2.2
1,921
0.8
+ 9.5
+14.3
1989
23,495
9.5
+4.7
+ 4.4
1,970
0.8
+ 2.6
0.0
1990
25,701
10.3
+9.4
+ 8.4
1,810
0.7
- 8.1
-12.5
1991
26,283
10.4
+2.3
+ 1.0
1,713
0.7
- 5.4
0.0
1992
26,673
10.5
+1.5
+ 1.0
1,705
0.7
- 0.5
0.0
1993
25,287
9.8
-5.2
- 6.7
1,631
0.6
- 4.3
-14.3
1994
24,361
9.4
-3.7
-4.1
1,478
0.6
- 9.4
0.0
1995
22,860
8.7
-6.2
-7.4
1,336
0.5
- 9.6
-16.7
1996
21,337
8.0
-6.7
+ 8.0
1,202
0.5
-10.0
0.0
1997
19,851
7.4
-7.0
-7.5
1,166
0.4
-3.0
-20.0
1998
18,361
6.8
-7.5
-8.1
1,112
0.4
-4.6
0.0
1999
17,531
6.4
-4.5
-5.9
930
0.3
-16.4
-25.0
2000
16,377
5.8
-6.6
-9.4
776
0.3
-16.6
0.0
2001
15,989
5.6
-2.4
-3.4
7493
0.33
-3.53
0.03
2002
15,075
5.2
-5.7
-7.1
1Per 100,000 population.
2The large decrease in 1979 occurred because late effects of tuberculosis (e.g., bronchiectasis or fibrosis) and pleurisy with effusion (without mention of cause) are no longer included in tuberculosis deaths.
3 Preliminary data obtained from National Center for Health Statistics National Vital Statistics Report, Vol. 51, No. 5, March 13, 2003.
Ellipses indicate data not available.
Note: Official tuberculosis mortality statistics are compiled by the National Center for Health Statistics, CDC. Case data after 1974 are not comparable to prior years due to changes in the surveillance case definition that became effective in 1975.
See Surveillance Slides #2 and #3.

 


Released October 2008
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention
Division of Tuberculosis Elimination - http://www.cdc.gov/tb

Please send comments/suggestions/requests to: hsttbwebteam@cdc.gov, or to
CDC/Division of Tuberculosis Elimination
Communications, Education, and Behavioral Studies Branch
1600 Clifton Rd., NE - Mailstop E-10, Atlanta, GA 30333