Risk of infection and estimated incidence of tuberculosis in Northern Uganda.
The main goals of our study were to evaluate : 1) the annual risk of tuberculosis infection (ARTI) and its annual decrease in Uganda ; 2) the expected incidence of new tuberculosis cases and the notification rate ; and 3) the role of incentives given to children tested in increasing compliance with the survey procedures.
The methodology is based on performing the standard World Health Organization (WHO) tuberculin test on children of the same age groups at intervals of 10-15yrs, identifying infected persons by induration distribution analysis, and converting the prevalence rates detected into risk rates according to the ARTI model.
Mots-clés Pascal : Tuberculose, Mycobactériose, Bactériose, Infection, Poumon, Homme, Epidémiologie, Prévalence, Facteur risque, Ouganda, Afrique, Appareil respiratoire pathologie, Poumon pathologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Tuberculosis, Mycobacterial infection, Bacteriosis, Infection, Lung, Human, Epidemiology, Prevalence, Risk factor, Uganda, Africa, Respiratory disease, Lung disease
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 94-0470422
Code Inist : 002B05B02O. Création : 199501.