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.

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 "Notification all cases" estimated incidence rate not available. 2 Population from US Census Bureau's International Data Base. SA = Republic of South Africa.

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