The correlation between EAPCs (2000–2017) and ASR in 2000 at a national level. The EAPCs of MDR-TB burden including incidence (a), prevalence (b), death (c), and DALYs (d) had a positive correlation with the ASR in 2000, respectively. The correlation was calculated with Pearson correlation analysis. The size of circle increases with the numbers in 2000 in the corresponding countries. MDR-TB: multidrug resistant tuberculosis; ASR: Age-standardized rate; EAPC: Estimated annual percentage change; HDI: Human development index; DALYs: disability-adjusted life-years.