Oregon Tuberculosis Data
The rate of Tuberculosis (TB) disease has declined nationally for almost two decades.
During 2015, 76 cases of TB disease were identified in Oregon, corresponding to 1.9 cases of disease for every 100,000 Oregon residents. This represented the third consecutive year with a steady rate of TB disease in Oregon. In 2014, 77 cases of TB disease were reported and in 2013, 74 case of TB disease were reported.
The national rate of TB disease is usually higher than Oregon’s rate; during 2013 and 2014 the national rate of TB disease was 3.0 cases per 100,000 United States 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)