IID-31 Increase the percentage of contacts to sputum smear-positive tuberculosis cases who complete treatment after being diagnosed with latent tuberculosis infection (LTBI) and initiated treatment for LTBI
About the Data
Description of the data source, numerator, denominator, survey questions, and other relevant details about the national estimate.
Number of persons completing treatment for latent tuberculosis infection (LTBI) who, during the contact investigations of AFB sputum-smear positive TB cases, have been found to have LTBI and initiated treatment
Number of persons who, during the contact investigations of AFB sputum-smear positive TB cases, have been found to have LTBI and initiated treatment
Treatment for latent TB infection substantially reduces the risk that TB infection will progress to disease. Certain groups are at very high risk of developing TB disease if infected. Identifiable population groups at high risk for TB vary in time and geographic area, depending on unique and changing TB related demographics.
Any change to the objective text, baseline, target, target-setting method or data source since the Healthy People 2020 launch.
Additional resources about the objective
- Aggregate Reports for Tuberculosis Program Evaluation (ARPEs): Training Manual and Users Guide.