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Title: Risk of Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection in Somalia: national tuberculin survey 2006
Authors: Munim, A.
Rajab, Y.
Barker, A.
Daniel, M.
Williams, B.
Issue Date: 2008
Language: English
Abstract: To estimate the annual risk of tuberculosis [TB] infection [ARTI] in Somalia a tuberculin survey was conducted in February/March 2006. Stratified cluster sampling was carried out within the 18 regions and 101 randomly selected primary schools. Tuberculin testing was done in 10 680 grade 1 schoolchildren. Transverse tuberculin reaction size was measured 72 hours later. The number of children with a satisfactory test read was 10 364. The overall BCG coverage was 54%. Based on frequency distribution of tuberculin reaction sizes, the ARTI in Somalia was estimated at 2.2% [confidence interval: 1.5%-3.2%]. There was an annual decline of 2.6% comparing with a previous study in 1956
Description: 518-530
Keywords: Tuberculosis
Health Surveys
Tuberculin Test
Age Factors
BCG Vaccine
Risk Factors
Subject: Mycobacterium tuberculosis
ISSN: 1020-3397
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