National TB Surveillance System (NTBSS)
: The National TB Surveillance System collects information on each newly reported case of tuberculosis (TB) disease in the U.S. The program is a cooperative effort of CDC and state and local health departments, who report cases of TB to CDC.
: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention (CDC/NCHHSTP)
Data Years Available
: State tuberculosis (TB) programs report cases to CDC.
: The initial case report includes demographic data, occupation, initial drug regimen, HIV status, substance abuse, homelessness, and residence in correctional or long term-care facilities. Follow up reports collect drug susceptibility results and reason therapy was stopped, in addition to other items.
: The U.S. population.
: All reporting areas (the 50 states, the District of Columbia, New York City, Puerto Rico, and other U.S. jurisdictions in the Pacific and Caribbean) report TB cases to CDC using a standard case report form. Reported cases are verified according to the TB case definition for public health surveillance. Cases may be verified using the laboratory, the clinical case definition, or a provider diagnosis. Follow up reports collect information obtained after the initial case report has been submitted. Data are transmitted to CDC electronically, using CDC-supplied software.
Response rate and sample size
: In 2008, 12,904 TB cases were reported to CDC.
: CDC. Reported Tuberculosis in the United States, 2008. Atlanta, GA: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, CDC, September 2009. http://www.cdc.gov/tb. Accessed August 13, 2010.