Oregon Tuberculosis Data
Tuberculosis (TB) disease incidence has been dropping, both nationally and in Oregon, for over a decade.
In 2014, 77 cases of TB were verified in Oregon, for a rate of 1.9 cases per 100,000 residents. This represented the second consecutive year of increasing TB incidence. In 2013, 74 cases were reported and in 2012, 61 TB cases were reported (Oregon’s lowest case count to date).
The national TB disease rate is usually higher than Oregon’s rate; 2013 saw a national rate of 3.0 cases per 100,000 residents.
The proportion of TB disease occurring in Oregon’s foreign-born residents is higher than in US-born residents. In 2014, 66% of TB cases were among foreign-born residents.
In 2014, 8% of isolates tested were resistant to isoniazid (INH), a primary first-line TB drug. One case of multi-drug resistant TB (MDR TB, or TB that is resistant to at least both INH and rifampin) was reported in Oregon in 2014.
Oregon Data and Reports
Archived Case Data (2000-2013)