Tuberculin skin test screening practices among US Colleges and Universities.
Context. - Concern about transmission of Mycobacterium tuberculosis on college campuses has prompted some schools to institute tuberculin skin test screening of students, but this screening has never been evaluated.
- To describe tuberculin skin test screening practices and results of screening in colleges and universities in the United States.
Design and Setting
- Self-administered mail and telephone questionnaire in November and December 1995 to a stratified random sample of US 2-year and 4-year colleges and universities.
Main Outcome Measures
- Type of tuberculin screening required ; types of schools requiring screening ; number and rate of students with positive skin test results and/or diagnosed as having tuberculosis.
- Of the 3148 US colleges and universities, 624 (78%) of 796 schools surveyed responded.
Overall, 378 schools (61%) required tuberculin screening ; it was required for all new students (US residents and international students) in 161 (26%) of 624 schools, all new international students but not new US residents in 53 (8%), and students in specific academic programs in 294 (47%). Required screening was more likely in 4-year vs 2-year schools, schools that belonged to the American College Health Association vs nonmember schools, schools with immunization requirements vs schools without, and schools with a student health clinic vs those without (P<. 001 for all). (...)
Mots-clés Pascal : Tuberculose, Mycobactériose, Bactériose, Infection, Dépistage, Université, Etudiant, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Test cutané, Questionnaire, Evaluation, Prévalence, Etude statistique, Randomisation, Population, Risque élevé, Intradermoréaction, Adolescent, Homme, Adulte jeune
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Tuberculosis, Mycobacterial infection, Bacteriosis, Infection, Medical screening, University, Student, United States, North America, America, Skin test, Questionnaire, Evaluation, Prevalence, Statistical study, Randomization, Population, High risk, Intradermal reaction, Adolescent, Human, Young adult
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 99-0070836
Code Inist : 002B30A03B. Création : 31/05/1999.