Trend in the prevalence of TB infection and ARTI after implementation of a DOTS programme in south India

Gopi, P G and Subramani, R and Narayanan, P R (2006) Trend in the prevalence of TB infection and ARTI after implementation of a DOTS programme in south India. International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease, 10 (3). pp. 346-348. ISSN Print: 1027-3719; Online: 1815-7920

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Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To estimate the risk of tuberculosis (TB) infection among children �10 years and assess the impact of a DOTS-based programme. SETTING: After DOTS implementation in Tiruvallur district, south India, we undertook three tuberculin surveys and estimated the ARTI among children aged �10 years. RESULTS: The ARTI estimates in the three tuberculin surveys were 1.6%, 1.4% and 1.2%, respectively. There was a significant decline in the trend of TB infection (P � 0.001). The annual decline estimated from the first to the third survey was 6%. CONCLUSION: DOTS implementation was associated with a substantial reduction in the risk of TB infection among children.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: DOTS, surveys, infection, trend in ARTI
Subjects: Tuberculosis > Epidemiological Research
Divisions: Epideimology
Depositing User: Rathinasabapati R
Date Deposited: 10 Dec 2013 08:26
Last Modified: 09 Mar 2016 05:26
URI: http://eprints.nirt.res.in/id/eprint/747

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