||A majority of deaths from TB occur in India (4), sub-Saharan
Africa (1) and Asia (3). Latin America (5), China (8) and the Middle East (2) have
moderate levels compared to established economies (7). Rates are increasing in some of the
formerly socialist economies (6), such as Russia. India faces growing mortality from TB.
The link between high mortality from TB and poverty is apparent from these data which
exclude projected increases in mortality attributable to co-morbidity, including a growing
HIV prevalence in some countries (particularly sub-Saharan Africa).