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  1. Fulltext. Incidence of tuberculosis infection among New York State prison employees.

    Article - En anglais

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    Objectives

    This study examined tuberculosis skin test conversions among 24 487 New York State prison employees in 1992.

    Methods

    Conversions were analyzed by prison and by job category.

    Results

    The conversion rate was 1.9%. Employees in prisons with low and high numbers of prisoner cases had odds ratios for conversion of 1.67 (95% confidence interval [CI]=1.27,2.19) and 2.20 (95% CI=1.69,2.87), respectively, relative to employees in prisons with no prisoner cases.

    In prisons with cases, guards and medical personnel had odds ratios of 1.64 (95% CI=1.11,2.43) and 2.39 (95% CI=1.40,4.08), respectively, relative to employees with little prisonner contact.

    Conclusions

    In 1992, approximately one third of new infections among New York State prison employees were due to occupational exposure.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Tuberculose, Mycobactériose, Bactériose, Infection, Employé, Prison bâtiment, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, New York, Cutiréaction, Médecine travail, Incidence, Epidémiologie, Homme

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Tuberculosis, Mycobacterial infection, Bacteriosis, Infection, Employee, Prison(building), United States, North America, America, New York, Cutireaction, Occupational medicine, Incidence, Epidemiology, Human

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 98-0073440

    Code Inist : 002B05B02O. Création : 14/05/1998.