Deaths from pulmonary tuberculosis in a low-incidence country.
To study the validity of official mortality statistics regarding deaths from pulmonary tuberculosis, and to identify factors contributing to death.
A retrospective study.
Cases were enrolled from the data of the Central Bureau of Statistics from where the official mortality statistics are issued, the National Tuberculosis Register and all Autopsy Registers in the region.
Case and autopsy reports from all patients who died from active pulmonary tuberculosis in two Norwegian counties between 1977 and 1989.
Main outcome measures
Patients identified from all three registers with active pulmonary tuberculosis, concomitant diseases/risk-factors, chest X-rays, symptoms, number of patients investigated and treated for tuberculosis, duration from hospital admission until start of treatment and/or death.
Mots-clés Pascal : Tuberculose, Mycobactériose, Bactériose, Infection, Poumon, Mortalité, Epidémiologie, Homme, Appareil respiratoire pathologie, Poumon pathologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Tuberculosis, Mycobacterial infection, Bacteriosis, Infection, Lung, Mortality, Epidemiology, Human, Respiratory disease, Lung disease
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 94-0631343
Code Inist : 002B05B02E. Création : 09/06/1995.