Prevalence of tuberculosis in certain pockets in the city of Madras

Krishnaswamy, K.V.; Abdul Rahim, M. and Parthasarthy, R. (1978) Prevalence of tuberculosis in certain pockets in the city of Madras. Indian Journal of Tuberculosis, 25 (2). pp. 95-100.

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Abstract

A study to assess the prevalence of Tubercu-losis in certain pockets of the City of Madras was undertaken in 1974-75. The prevalence of infection among the less than 20 year olds was found to be 25.51 %, between 5 and 14 years of age it was 23.89 % and in the less than 5 years age group it was 11.45%. The prevalence of radiologically active disease was 2.08 % taking all the three areas together. It is highest in Area ‘C (4.40%) and lowest in Area ‘B’ (1.43%). Inactive cases constituted 0.2%. The proportion of bacillary cases was found to be 0.8%. among the over 15 year olds. Hospital, Perambur, the Guild of Service, Mangalapuram and the Red Cross Society, Chintadripet for all the field assistance.

EPrint Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Prevalence, Madras, Pulmonary Tuberculosis, Adolescence, Adults
Subjects:Population Characteristics > Population
Persons > Population Groups
Respiratory Tract Diseases > Respiratory Tract Infections > Tuberculosis, Pulmonary
Investigative Techniques > Epidemiologic Methods > Data Collection > Vital Statistics > Morbidity > Prevalence
Persons > Age Groups > Adult
Respiratory Tract Diseases > Lung Diseases > Tuberculosis, Pulmonary
-Journal Repositories > Indian Journal of Tuberculosis
Persons > Age Groups > Adolescent
ID Code:1803
Deposited By:Mrs Naina Pandita
Deposited On:05 October 2006

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