Changes in the prevalence rates of infection in younger age groups in a rural population of Bangalore district over a period of 5 years

Kurthkoti, A.G. and Singh, Hardan (1985) Changes in the prevalence rates of infection in younger age groups in a rural population of Bangalore district over a period of 5 years. NTI Newsletter, 21 (2). pp. 28-40.

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Abstract

The utility of repeated estimates of prevalence rates of infection in children as a tool for surveillance in tuberculosis is now well recognised. It has been recommended by a WHO Study Group that such surveys can be undertaken once in 5 years. The National Tuberculosis Institute, Bangalore conducted a prevalence survey in 90 randomly selected villages in Doddaballapur Taluk of Bangalore district in 1974-752, to find out the prevalence rates of infection in children in the age groups 0-4 and 5-9 years. In order to study the changes in prevalence grate of infection in the age groups 0-4 and 5-9 years, a resurvey of the same 90 villages was çonducted 5 years after the first survey in 1979.

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Uncontrolled Keywords:Rural Population, Case Studies, Numeric Data, Sputum, Bacillary Disease, X-ray, Prevalence, Epidemiology
Subjects:Bacterial Infections and Mycoses > Bacterial Infections > Gram-Positive Bacterial Infections > Actinomycetales Infections > Mycobacterium Infections > Tuberculosis
Population Characteristics > Population
Persons > Age Groups > Child
-Institutional Repositories > National Tuberculosis Institute
Persons > Population Groups
Investigative Techniques > Epidemiologic Methods > Data Collection > Vital Statistics > Morbidity > Prevalence
Diagnosis > Diagnostic Techniques and Procedures > Skin Tests > Tuberculin Test
Immunologic and Biological Factors > Biological Products > Vaccines > Bacterial Vaccines > Tuberculosis Vaccines > BCG Vaccine
ID Code:442
Deposited By:Librarian Sudha S Murthy
Deposited On:29 July 2005

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