Tuberculosis in a rural population of South India: report of five surveys

Chakraborty, A.K.; Singh, H.; Srikantan, K.; Rangaswamy, K.R.; Krishnamurthy, M.S. and Stephen, J.S. (1982) Tuberculosis in a rural population of South India: report of five surveys. Indian Journal of Tuberculosis, 29 (3). pp. 153-167.

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The trend of tuberculosis in a sample of 22 villages observed over a period of about 16 years (1961-77). is reported. Distributions of tuberculin indurations did not show a clear cut demar-cation between infected and non-infected. The choice of demarcation level, therefore, is somewhat arbitrarily made on the basis of the distributions and these varied from survey to survey; between 10 mm at survey I and 16 mm at survey V. The method adopted to demarcate the cut off point has been described in detail. The actual and standardised infection rates showed more or less declining trend in 0-4 years, 5-9 years and 10-14 years age groups, The prevalence of cases was not significantly different from survey to survey (varying from 3.96 to 4.92 per thousand from first to fifth survey). How-ever, there was a shift in the mean age of cases, and better survival rate of cases diagnosed at later surveys.

EPrint Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Tuberculosis, Trend, Pulmonary Tuberculosis, Villages, Tuberculin, Indurations, Prevalence, Infection, Rural Population, South India, BCG, Surveys
Subjects:Persons > Age Groups
Population Characteristics > Population
Immunologic and Biological Factors > Immunologic Factors > Antigens > Antigens, Bacterial > Tuberculin
Environment and Public Health > Public Health > Epidemiologic Methods > Data Collection > Health Surveys
Persons > Population Groups
Therapeutics > Biological Therapy > Immunotherapy > Immunization > Immunotherapy, Active > Vaccination
Respiratory Tract Diseases > Respiratory Tract Infections > Tuberculosis, Pulmonary
Investigative Techniques > Epidemiologic Methods > Data Collection > Vital Statistics > Morbidity > Prevalence
Diagnosis > Diagnostic Techniques and Procedures > Skin Tests > Tuberculin Test
Respiratory Tract Diseases > Lung Diseases > Tuberculosis, Pulmonary
-Journal Repositories > Indian Journal of Tuberculosis
Immunologic and Biological Factors > Biological Products > Vaccines > Bacterial Vaccines > Tuberculosis Vaccines > BCG Vaccine
ID Code:2534
Deposited By:Mrs Naina Pandita
Deposited On:10 January 2008

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