The burden of TB in Uganda according to WHO estimates; 102,000 TB cases per year, 56,000 HIV+, Incidence (All clinical forms) 330/100,000 population, Incidence (SS+) 136/100,000 population, Mortality 93 per 100,000 populations. (2011 NTLP data) 55% of all the TB cases notified were dually infected with HIV (2011 national quarterly reports) TB affects the economically active age group between 15-55 years.
The male/female sex ration is about 1 to1. Key drivers of the TB Epidemic HIV co infection (55% of notified TB cases are HIV co infected). Attitudes and Health seeking behaviour (Both Patient and Health system delays average 6-8 weeks). Intercurrent Disease states (Under nutrition, Diabetes Mellitus, Social habits, alcoholism, smoking)