Tuberculosis Prevalence Surveys
A handbook
Nonserial Publications
World Health Organization
ISBN-13    9789241548168 ISBN-10    9241548169
Order Number    11500811 Format    Paper Back
Price    CHF    40.00 / US$    48.00 Developing countries:    CHF    28.00
English     2011        316   pages
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The first edition of this book "Assessing tuberculosis prevalence through population-based surveys" was published by the World Health Organization in 2007. Its aim was to provide guidance to countries about how to estimate the prevalence of tuberculosis (TB) disease through population-based surveys. Designed for TB experts, survey investigators, researchers and advisers at national and international levels, the "red book" (as it soon came to be known) explained the core survey methods, including calculation of sample sizes, strategies for screening and diagnosis, case definitions, field operations, and how to analyse and report results.

This second (lime) edition will help users to justify, design, fund, implement and analyse a high-quality national TB prevalence survey; to repeat surveys that allow comparisons with earlier surveys; to maximize the value of the data collected during surveys; and to ensure standardization of methods across multiple surveys in more than 20 countries in WHO s African, Eastern Mediterranean, South-East Asia and Western Pacific regions.