KuwaitTuberculosis profile
Population  2016 4.1 million
Estimates of TB burden*, 2016 Number (thousands) Rate
(per 100 000 population)
Mortality (excludes HIV+TB) <0.01 (<0.01–<0.01) 0.23 (0.22–0.23)
Mortality (HIV+TB only) <0.01 (<0.01–<0.01) 0.02 (0.01–0.02)
Incidence  (includes HIV+TB) 0.96 (0.82–1.1) 24 (20–27)
Incidence (HIV+TB only) <0.01 (<0.01–<0.01) 0.1 (0.08–0.11)
Incidence (MDR/RR-TB)** 0.026 (0.01–0.042) 0.64 (0.24–1)
Estimated TB incidence by age and sex (thousands)*, 2016
  0-14 years > 14 years Total
Females 0.048 (0.041–0.056) 0.28 (0.24–0.32) 0.33 (0.28–0.38)
Males 0.052 (0.044–0.06) 0.58 (0.5–0.67) 0.63 (0.54–0.73)
Total 0.1 (0.085–0.12) 0.86 (0.73–0.99) 0.96 (0.82–1.1)
TB case notifications, 2016  
Total cases notified 837
Total new and relapse 837
          - % tested with rapid diagnostics at time of diagnosis 68%
          - % with known HIV status 45%
          - % pulmonary 77%
          - % bacteriologically confirmed among pulmonary 59%
Universal health coverage and social protection  
TB treatment coverage (notified/estimated incidence), 2016 87% (75–100)
TB patients facing catastrophic total costs  
TB case fatality ratio (estimated mortality/estimated incidence), 2016 0.01 (0.01–0.01)
TB/HIV care in new and relapse TB patients, 2016 Number (%)
Patients with known HIV-status who are HIV-positive 1 <1%
          - on antiretroviral therapy 0 0%
Drug-resistant TB care, 2016 New cases Previously treated
cases
Total
number***
Estimated MDR/RR-TB cases among notified
pulmonary TB cases
  17
(7–28)
Estimated % of TB cases with MDR/RR-TB 2.7% (1.3–4.8) 0% (0–0)  
% notified tested for rifampicin resistance 68% 100% 570
MDR/RR-TB cases tested for resistance to second-line drugs   11
Laboratory-confirmed cases MDR/RR-TB: 11, XDR-TB: 0
Patients started on treatment **** MDR/RR-TB: 11, XDR-TB: 0
Treatment success rate and cohort size Success Cohort
New and relapse cases registered in 2015 87% 748
Previously treated cases, excluding relapse, registered in 2015   0
HIV-positive TB cases registered in 2015 0% 3
MDR/RR-TB cases started on second-line treatment in 2014 100% 7
XDR-TB cases started on second-line treatment in 2014   0
TB preventive treatment, 2016  
% of HIV-positive people (newly enrolled in care) on preventive treatment 0%
% of children (aged < 5) household contacts of bacteriologically-confirmed
TB cases on preventive treatment
100% (100–100)
TB financing, 2017  
National TB budget (US$ millions) 7.8
* Ranges represent uncertainty intervals
** MDR is TB resistant to rifampicin and isoniazid; RR is TB resistant to rifampicin
*** Includes cases with unknown previous TB treatment history
**** Includes patients diagnosed before 2016 and patients who were not laboratory-confirmed
***
(Rate per 100 000 population per year)
Mortality graph
   Mortality  (excludes HIV+TB)

(Rate per 100 000 population per year)
Incidence graph
   Incidence
   Notified (new and relapse)
   Incidence (HIV+TB only)

Notified cases by age group and sex, 2016
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FemalesMales

Treatment success rate (%)
tx success graph
   
New and relapse
   Retreatment, excluding relapse
   HIV-positive   MDR/RR-TB   XDR-TB

 
 Data are as reported to WHO. Estimates of TB and MDR-TB burden are produced by WHO in consultation with countries.
 Generated: 2017-12-17 Data: www.who.int/tb/data