A study was undertaken in Pudukottai district, Tamilnadu, India to test rapid assessment methods : viz (i) sample surveys with lower coverages for clinical examination in estimating the disease problem in the community, (ii) utility of registered case prevalence for estimating the actual prevalence in a given area, (iii) leprosy in school-going children and its utility in estimating leprosy prevalence in the community, and (iv) information on disability and smear positivity in estimating leprosy prevalence ; and develop correction factors for estimating leprosy situation.
A sample of 23 clusters from 582 clusters of contiguous villages and hamlets was further divided into two random sub-samples for two surveys with differing coverages.
One team covered nine clusters comprising 34 villages with a population of 7 562 and examined 15596 (89%) persons for leprosy.
A second team covered 14 clusters comprising 86 villages with a population of 26 927 and examined 16 622 (62%) persons for leprosy. (...)
Mots-clés Pascal : Lèpre, Mycobactériose, Bactériose, Infection, Epidémiologie, Surveillance sanitaire, Prévalence, Distribution, Classification, Incapacité, Homme, Inde, Asie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Leprosy, Mycobacterial infection, Bacteriosis, Infection, Epidemiology, Sanitary surveillance, Prevalence, Distribution, Classification, Disability, Human, India, Asia
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 98-0402842
Code Inist : 002B05B02L1. Création : 25/01/1999.