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South Africa Tuberculosis Prevalence Survey 2017-2019


General Info
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
08/2017 - 07/2019
Data type
  • Cross-sectional
  • Exam
  • Individual
  • Interview
  • Nationally representative

The South Africa Tuberculosis Prevalence Survey 2017-2019 aimed to: (1) estimate the prevalence of bacteriologically confirmed pulmonary tuberculosis disease at a national level among the adult population (15 years and older) of the Republic of South Africa and (2) identify the extent to which people with pre-existing tuberculosis or with symptoms suggestive of pulmonary tuberculosis seek care.

Survey activities were done in 110 clusters across the country based on population proportionate cluster sampling (PPS). 68,771 people were enumerated with a total of 35,191 people participating (survey participation was 66.1%). The survey had four main stages: (1) stakeholder engagement; (2) pre-survey visit; (3) data collection of household census, screening and specimen collection, and laboratory testing; and (4) review of results.