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Socio-economic changes in Uzbekistan have led to a significant deterioration in the epidemiological situation of tuberculosis, the deterioration of its characteristics and course. The article is based on the survey data of 244 patients from the southern regions of the Republic of Uzbekistan who received treatment in the centers of phthisiology and pulmonology in the period from 2016 to 2020. The age of the patients ranged from 18 to 86 years, the average age was 52.1±2.9 years. Patients of the rural population were observed - in 185 (75.8%), urban population – in 56 (23.0%) and homeless people – in 3 (1.2%) cases. The analysis notes that the disease was 3.3 times more common in rural populations. Incorrect interpretation of the results of diagnostic research methods was found in non-phthisiological hospitals – in 63.5% of cases, and in polyclinics – in 29.5% and in phthisiological hospitals, this indicator was - in 4.5% of cases.