Tuberculosis (TB) death rate per year per 100,000 population (mid-point). The TB death rate indicator refers to the estimated number of deaths due to TB in a given time period. In this database, the indicator reflects the number of deaths per 100,000 population per year. Deaths from all forms of TB are included. However, deaths in HIV positive people with TB as a contributory cause are coded under HIV chapters of the 10th edition of the International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems. Tuberculosis is an infectious bacterial disease characterized by the growth of nodules (tubercles) in the tissues, especially the lungs.

    Source: MDG