Previous studies in the US have suggested that the risk of tuberculosis is increased among elderly residents of nursing homes.
This registry-based study determined and compared the tuberculosis incidence rate for the elderly in nursing homes and community dwellings in Alberta, Canada, over the 5-year period 1979-1983.
Rate ratios (RR) using the community elderly rate as baseline, were estimated for all notified cases and for culture positive cases only.
Adjustment was made for the variables age, sex, and ethnicity.
Mots-clés Pascal : Tuberculose, Mycobactériose, Bactériose, Infection, Etablissement troisième âge, Incidence, Appareil respiratoire pathologie, Vieillard, Homme, Epidémiologie, Canada, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Etude comparative
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Tuberculosis, Mycobacterial infection, Bacteriosis, Infection, Homes for the aged, Incidence, Respiratory disease, Elderly, Human, Epidemiology, Canada, North America, America, Comparative study
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Code Inist : 002B05B02E. Création : 199406.