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Table 1 Multi-drug resistance in new cases of tuberculosis with an estimated incidence greater than 3 per 100,000 of the population ranked in order of descending incidence.

From: Multidrug-resistant tuberculosis

Country/Setting Date of survey Population surveyed Estimated incidence TB per 100,000 Estimated number of MDR-TB cases Estimated incidence MDR-TB per 100,000 % TB cases with MDR Ranking by % MDR
Karakalpakstan (Uzbekistan) 2001–2002 1,527,009 267.4 539 35.30 13.2% 3
Kazakhstan 2001 14,831,400 155.7 3,279 22.11 14.2% 1
Mpumalanga Province (SA) 2001–2002 3,111,069 578 468 15.03 2.6% 17
Kwazulu-Natal Province (SA) 2001–2002 9,146,297 827 1,286 14.06 1.7% 25
Tomsk Oblast (Russ. Fed.) 2002 941,278 931 120 12.74 13.7% 2
North Arcot District (India) 1999 5,664,823 400 634 11.20 2.8% 16
North West Province (SA) 2002–2002 3,625,924 486 388 10.69 2.2% 20
Limpopo Province (SA) 2001–2002 5,683,605 443 604 10.63 2.4% 19
Free State Province (SA) 2001–2002 2,834,519 530 270 9.54 1.8% 24
Gauteng Province (SA) 2001–2002 8,020,408 670 752 9.38 1.4% 27
Hubei Province (China) 1999 59,165,000 440 5,467 9.24 2.1% 21
Mozambique 1998–1999 16,916,638 254 1,504 8.89 3.5% 13
Eastern Cape Province (SA) 2001–2002 7,001,260 875 613 8.75 1.0% 31
Zambia 2000 10,205,0002 475 891 8.55 1.8% 24
Western Cape Province (SA) 2001–2002 4,255,743 932 357 8.39 0.9% 32
Liaoning Province (China) 1999 40,900,000 80 3,403 8.32 10.4% 4
Peru 1999 25,232,226 265 2,006 7.95 3.0% 14
Latvia 2000 237,300 821 181 7.63 9.3% 6
Lithuania 2002 3,487,000 74.7 245 7.02 9.4% 5
Estonia 2000 1,369,515 55.51 93 6.77 12.2% 3
Botswana 2002 1,680,863 620 83 4.96 0.8% 33
Ivanovo Oblast (Russian Fed.) 1998 1,271,100 52 59 4.68 9.0% 7
Dashoguz Velayat (Turkmenistan) 2001–2002 1,141,900 92.9 40 3.53 3.8% 12
Raichur District (India) 1999 1,783,822 127 57 3.18 2.5% 18
Henan Province (China) 2001 94,350,000 38.51 2,833 3.00 7.8% 8
  1. 1 "Notification all cases" estimated incidence rate not available. 2 Population from US Census Bureau's International Data Base. SA = Republic of South Africa.