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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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.
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