Tuberculosis mortality rate in a South Indian rural population
Charkraborty, A.K.; Godi, G.D.; Dwarkanath, S. and Singh, Hardan (1978) Tuberculosis mortality rate in a South Indian rural population. Indian Journal of Tuberculosis, 25 (3). pp. 181-186.
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Information on cause specific mortality rates due to tuberculosis in India is inadequate. In the study under report, these have been estimated based on the data obtained from a five year epidemiological study in a rural population in South India. For this purpose, the estimated number of excess deaths due to causes other than tuberculosis among patients of tuberculosis, have been attributed to the disease. The annual cause specific death rate due to tuberculosis was 84 per 100,000 population aged 5 years & over and it represented about 9 % of mortality due to all causes in the same population. The death rates were the highest in 55 years and over age group, the lowest in 5-14 years and showed an increasing trend with age. Compared to the estimates of tuberculous deaths in India available for 1949 (about 250/ 100,000), the present rates were lower.
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