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What does it mean ?
Full Name:Case detection rate for tuberculosis
Full Unit:%
Year-range of Data:2014
Source:WHO Global Health Observatory Data Repository
Link :http://apps.who.int/gho/data/view.main.57060ALL?lang=en
Date Source Published:1st January 2015
Date Source Accessed:7th May 2016

The following countries had no data:
SADR

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TB Case Detection Rate

What does it mean ?

The number of new and relapse tuberculosis cases which are detected in any given year, as a proportion of all estimated new cases of TB.

Why does it matter ?

Tuberculosis detection rates provide an indication of how successful national tuberculosis control programs are at finding, diagnosing and treating people with TB in a country. After HIV, Tuberculosis is the second largest global killer due to a single infectious agent. TB is curable and preventable but easily spread. According to the WHO, people ill with active TB can infect 10-15 other people, and without proper treatment up to two thirds of people ill with active TB will die.

How is it collected ?

New cases detected are reported by national TB control programmes to WHO. Because the number of all new estimated cases, which includes new cases that were not reported through the surveillance system, is highly uncertain, it is not recommended to use this indicator for planning purposes.

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Summary Definition, Methodology for Collection and Calculation

Alternative Data Sources

The data for each indicator on African Health Stats (AHS) are published by the UN agency, or UN inter-agency group, which holds responsibility for global monitoring of the indicator. This varies by indicator. Please refer to ‘Data Source’. AHS uses data from these sources because such data are internationally comparable and it is the mandate of those agencies to prepare such data and monitor progress internationally. In some cases the UN agency has made adjustments to the data in order to make national data internationally comparable, for example they may adjust national estimates to account for differences in survey design, the extent of potential underreporting, and the definition of what is being measured (eg. maternal deaths). This means that at times there may be discrepancies between national and international estimates. Individual countries may prefer to instead rely on national figures for national monitoring. For uniformity, AHS uses only international estimates of the UN agencies in data visualisations.

In 2014, the following countries communicated that they use alternative figures to monitor the indicator TB Case Detection Rate instead of the figures that appear in AHS data visualisations. The most recent alternative figure supplied by these countries, by source are: NA.

Collection Summary

New cases detected are reported by national TB control programmes to WHO. Because the number of all new estimated cases, which includes new cases that were not reported through the surveillance system, is highly uncertain, it is not recommended to use this indicator for planning purposes.

Where estimates from the source for this indicator were greater than 100% we have shown these as 100% on AHS.

For further information, visit: http://apps.who.int/gho/indicatorregistry/App_Main/view_indicator.aspx?iid=1422

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