Incidence of T.B. as judged by re-surveys: a study of Delhi police

Sikand, B.K.; Narain, Raj and Mathur, G.P. (1959) Incidence of T.B. as judged by re-surveys: a study of Delhi police. Indian Journal of Tuberculosis, 4 (3). pp. 73-83.

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The paper incorporates the findings of a study of Tuberculosis in the Delhi Police extending over nearly six years. Three Mass X-ray Surveys of the Police Force were made during this period, discovered cases being treated or put under observation, depending upon the type of disease. It was found that out of 1,000 healthy adults in this group, 10.7 breakdown every year and that 4.9 of these need treatment and 2.8 are bacillary. It is pointed out that the breakdown patterns of the 'Inactive' cases and cases of 'Doubtful Activity' appear to be different although in the long run these two groups tend towards equality. The limited tuberculosis control measures taken in the group did not make any difference in the incidence of new disease during this period. In the absence of any comparable data, it is not possible to say whether this incidence was less than that in the period before the study started.

EPrint Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Tuberculosis, Delhi Police, Re-surveys, Prevalance, Tuberculin Tests, Sputum, X-Rays, Diagnosis
Subjects:Fluids and Secretions > Bodily Secretions > Sputum
Environment and Public Health > Public Health > Epidemiologic Measurements > Demography > Vital Statistics > Morbidity
Diagnosis > Early Diagnosis
Immunologic and Biological Factors > Immunologic Factors > Antigens > Antigens, Bacterial > Tuberculin
Environment and Public Health > Public Health > Epidemiologic Methods > Data Collection > Health Surveys
Persons > Veterans
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
Diagnosis > Laboratory Techniques and Procedures
ID Code:869
Deposited By:Mrs Naina Pandita
Deposited On:14 November 2005

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