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Uganda National Tuberculosis Prevalence Survey 2014-2015


General Info
Uganda (UGA)
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
10/2014 - 07/2015
Data type
  • Cross-sectional
  • Household
  • Individual
  • Interview
  • Nationally representative
  • Urban-rural representative

The National Tuberculosis Prevalence Survey conducted in Uganda in 2014-2015 examined the prevalence of smear-positive pulmonary tuberculosis, participants experiencing symptoms of pulmonary tuberculosis, HIV prevalence among tuberculosis patients, and tobacco use among participants. Data were collected with a symptom-screening questionnaire and chest x-rays. Sputum tests were conducted if participants reported a cough lasting two weeks or more, or if their x-rays showed abnormalities. A total of 41,1456 participants ages 15 and above, including 17,486 men and 23,670 women, from across the country were canvassed. 

Suggested citation 
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Makerere University School of Public Health (Uganda), National Disease Control Division, Ministry of Health (Uganda), World Health Organization (WHO). Uganda National Tuberculosis Prevalence Survey 2014-2015.