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Table 1 The incidence of TB patients with definite laboratory diagnosis in Taiwan during 2002–2005

From: Delayed Treatment of Diagnosed Pulmonary Tuberculosis in Taiwan

  TB cases with definite laboratory diagnosis Total Population Incidence of TB cases with definite laboratory diagnosis (/100,000 population)
2002 4432 22520,776 19.7
2003 7145 22604,550 31.6
2004 9905 22689,122 43.7
2005 10454 22770,383 45.9
  1. The incidence of cases with definite diagnosis increased significantly during these years. Mantel-Haenszel Chi-square for linear trend p < 0.001.