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IID-29 Data Details

IID-29 Reduce tuberculosis (TB)

About the Data

Description of the data source, numerator, denominator, survey questions, and other relevant details about the national estimate.

National Data Source
National TB Surveillance System (NTBSS); Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention (CDC/NCHHSTP)
Changed Since the Healthy People 2020 Launch
per 100,000 
Baseline (Year)
4.8 (2005)
Target-Setting Method
Maintain consistency with national programs, regulations, policies, and laws.
Number of confirmed new cases of tuberculosis reported to CDC by local health departments in all 50 States and the District of Columbia
Number of persons
Data Collection Frequency
Comparable Healthy People 2010 Objective
Retained from HP2010 objective
Methodology Notes

A confirmed case definition for tuberculosis is available from CDC.

Revision History

Any change to the objective text, baseline, target, target-setting method or data source since the Healthy People 2020 launch.

Description of Changes Since the Healthy People 2020 Launch

In 2013, the baseline was revised from 4.9 (2005) to 4.8 (2005) when the denominator was revised from Postcensal Estimates to Intercensal Estimates of the Resident Population.


Additional resources about the objective.

  1. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Case definitions for infectious conditions under public health surveillance. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report 46 (RR-10), 1997. (Updated case definitions can be found at: