Yield of pulmonary tuberculosis cases by employing two screening methods in a community survey

Gopi, P G and Subramani, R and Sadacharam, K and Narayanan, P R (2006) Yield of pulmonary tuberculosis cases by employing two screening methods in a community survey. International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease, 10 (3). pp. 343-345. ISSN Print: 1027-3719; Online: 1815-7920

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Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To compare the yield of tuberculosis (TB) cases by two screening methods. SETTING: Two disease surveys conducted in Tiruvallur, south India. RESULTS: Of bacteriologically confirmed cases, 60% were identified by symptom inquiry alone whereas 82% were identified using chest radiography (CXR). CONCLUSION: The prevalence of TB was underestimated by both methods. The total cases in this community can be estimated by multiplying the number of identified cases by a correction factor (CF) of 1.7 when symptom inquiry alone is used or 1.2 when CXR is used. The CF may be different in other settings.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: yield of cases; symptoms; chest X-ray
Subjects: Tuberculosis > Epidemiological Research
Divisions: Epideimology
Depositing User: Rathinasabapati R
Date Deposited: 10 Dec 2013 09:19
Last Modified: 09 Mar 2016 05:28
URI: http://eprints.nirt.res.in/id/eprint/749

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