Resurvey of 15 villages from Madanapalle zone of national sample survery on tuberculosis
Narain, Raj; Jambunathan, M.V. and Subramanian, M. (1962) Resurvey of 15 villages from Madanapalle zone of national sample survery on tuberculosis. In: 18th National Tuberculosis and Chest Disesases Workers' Conference, 16-19 Jan 1962, Bangalore, India.
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The National Tuberculosis Sample Survey, 1955-58, was the first big national effort to “lead us from darkness to light” regarding the prevalence of Tuberculosis in India. The information gained filled in some gaps in the Epidemiology of Tuberculosis and also spot-lighted others. It also provided a basis for further investigations Among others, need for a continuing effort to collect further data by wellplanned, repeat surveys in properly selected samples of the general population is keenly felt, not only for the current programmes but also for future developments. Before planning repeated continued surveys (longitudinal surveys) of this type, the minimum duration for which would have to be five years, a re-survey of some of the villages covered in the Madanapalle Zone of the National Tuberculosis Sample Survey 1955-56) was carried out as a pilot study.
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