Current Status of Tuberculosis in Taiwan

M Kan

2000 Vol.16 NO.3

Correspondence Author:


In 1998 in Taiwan, a total of 14,169 new tuberculosis patients were identified, yielding an incidence rate of 64.89 per 100,000 population. By county and city, the incidence and mortality of tuberculosis corresponded accordingly. They were higher on the east coast, and in the southern part of the island, but lower in provincial cities. Hualien County had the highest incidence of 124.25 per 100,000, to be followed by Taitung County and Kaohsiung County with an incidence of over 100 per 100,000. Kinmen County had the lowest incidence of 35.25 per 100,000.