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Table 1 Incidence, prevalence, relapse and mortality rates of TB in Taiwan region (2004-2008)

From: Assessing trends and predictors of tuberculosis in Taiwan

Area/county/city Incidence
Ratea
Prevalence
Rateb
Relapse
Proportionc
TB mortality
Rated
  Mean (SD) Mean (SD) Mean (SD) Mean (SD)
Taiwan 68 (5) 88 (5) 4.38 (0.11) 0.036 (0.013)
Northern Taiwan 57 (3) 74 (3) 3.77 (0.12) 0.032 (0.01)
   Ilan County 78 (2) 99 (2) 5.04 (0.86) 0.031 (0.015)
   Taipei City 50 (4) 65 (3) 2.70 (0.26) 0.033 (0.013)
   Taipei County 60 (23) 79 (3) 4.23 (0.51) 0.028 (0.009)
   Keelung City 80 (4) 104 (6) 4.01 (0.61) 0.025 (0.003)
   Taoyuan County 57 (2) 74 (2) 4.13 (0.32) 0.033 (0.016)
   Hsinchu County 53 (4) 69 (6) 2.75 (0.30) 0.034 (0.009)
   Hsinchu City 48 (2) 62 (2) 1.30 (0.21) 0.041 (0.018)
   Miaoli County 51 (8) 66 (10) 4.43 (0.23) 0.050 (0.023)
Central Taiwan 68 (4) 88 (6) 4.32 (0.20) 0.040 (0.015)
   Taichung County 58 (4) 75 (5) 3.69 (0.44) 0.035 (0.023)
   Taichung City 54 (2) 70 (2) 4.52 (0.30) 0.040 (0.019)
   Changhwa County 73 (3) 95 (4) 3.87 (0.15) 0.057 (0.019)
   Nantou County 86 (9) 112 (11) 5.64 (0.24) 0.034 (0.015)
   Yunlin County 87 (10) 113 (13) 3.89 (0.53) 0.027 (0.005)
   Chiayi County 74 (8) 97 (10) 4.90 (1.48) 0.036 (0.021)
   Chiayi City 55 (5) 72 (7) 6.26 (1.23) 0.028 (0.010)
Southern Taiwan 83 (6) 108 (8) 4.67 (0.05) 0.038 (0.015)
   Tainan County 74 (5) 96 (6) 4.07 (0.02) 0.031 (0.013)
   Tainan City 55 (4) 72 (5) 6.08 (0.08) 0.029 (0.013)
   Kaohsiung City 78 (5) 102 (7) 4.27 (0.26) 0.041 (0.015)
   Kaohsiung County 96 (8) 125 (10) 5.11 (0.04) 0.034 (0.015)
   Pingtung County 108 (10) 140 (12) 4.53 (0.09) 0.052 (0.021)
Eastern Taiwan 116 (10) 151 (13) 8.17 (0.54) 0.040 (0.019)
   Taitung County 104 (10) 136 (13) 7.29 (1.61) 0.045 (0.026)
   Hwalien County 124 (10) 162 (13) 8.68 (0.07) 0.037 (0.015)
  1. a Incidence rate (per 100,000 population) (2004-2008): Annual regional confirmed TB case/total regional population number [4].
  2. b Prevalence rate (per 100,000 population): Annual regional incidence rate × duration of illness (= 1.3 year) based on Taiwan Tuberculosis Control report (2007-2009) [30].
  3. c Relapse proportion (2007-2008): (Annual regionally relapsed case/total regionally notification case) × 100. Adopted from Taiwan CDC database and Taiwan Tuberculosis Control report [30].
  4. d TB mortality rate (person-1 yr-1) (2004-2008): Annual regionally TB induced mortality/annual regional incidence [4].
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