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Table 2 Country TB rates per 100,000 population for 2006

From: A comparative examination of tuberculosis immigration medical screening programs from selected countries with high immigration and low tuberculosis incidence rates

Country Incidence of all forms of TB as reported by the country Incidence of smear positive PTB* as reported by the country Foreign born proportion of all cases of TB% % of cases for which country of birth status is known†
TB screening program present
United States 4.6 2‡ 57  
Germany 6.6 1.7 43.3 97
France 8.5 3.3 45  
Canada 5 2 64 97
United Kingdom 15‡ 7‡ 73  
Australia 5.8 3 81.6  
Israel 5.5 1 82.3  
Switzerland 7 2 78 75
Jordan 6.4 2 38  
New Zealand 8.6 2.6 70 85
Netherlands 6.2 1.3 63  
Norway 6.3 1 81  
Sweden 5.5 1.2 72  
Mean 7.0 2.3 65  
TB screening programs absent
Japan 22‡ 10‡ 4  
Spain 18.3 5 25 76
Italy 7.5 3 46.2  
Mean 15.9 6.0 25  
  1. *PTB - pulmonary tuberculosis
  2. †Number represents the percent of individuals with TB where the country of origin for the case was known
  3. ‡ World Health Organization (WHO) 2006 rates[54], country reported rates may differ from estimates prepared by the WHO which uses various epidemiological models to estimate rates.