whoR Documentation

World Health Organization TB data

Description

A subset of data from the World Health Organization Global Tuberculosis Report, and accompanying global populations.

Usage

who

population

Format

who: a data frame with 7,240 rows and the columns:

country

Country name

iso2, iso3

2 & 3 letter ISO country codes

year

Year

new_sp_m014 - new_rel_f65

Counts of new TB cases recorded by group. Column names encode three variables that describe the group (see details).

population: a data frame with 4,060 rows and three columns:

country

Country name

year

Year

population

Population

Details

The data uses the original codes given by the World Health Organization. The column names for columns five through 60 are made by combining new_ to a code for method of diagnosis (rel = relapse, sn = negative pulmonary smear, sp = positive pulmonary smear, ep = extrapulmonary) to a code for gender (f = female, m = male) to a code for age group (014 = 0-14 yrs of age, 1524 = 15-24 years of age, 2534 = 25 to 34 years of age, 3544 = 35 to 44 years of age, 4554 = 45 to 54 years of age, 5564 = 55 to 64 years of age, 65 = 65 years of age or older).

Source

https://www.who.int/teams/global-tuberculosis-programme/data