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Title: Characteristics of tuberculosis patients in Yazd province, Islamic Republic of Iran, 1997-99
Authors: Salarri, M.H.
Kalantari, A.B.
Issue Date: 2004
Language: English
Abstract: We determined the incidence of tuberculosis and some demographic characteristics among 604 patients in a 3-year period [1997-99] in Yazd province, Islamic Republic of Iran. The average annual rate of tuberculosis was 26.8 per 100 000 [22.9 in males and 31.0 per 100 000 in females]. The highest rate of tuberculosis was in the > 50 years age group [111.1 per 100 000]. The average annual proportion of pulmonary and extra-pulmonary tuberculosis cases was 75.8% and 24.2% respectively. On average 66.7% of TB patients were cured, 8.4% transferred to a different catchment area, 17.7% were treatment failures and 7.1% died. Of the total, 63.2% were Iranian, 36.1% Afghan refugees. Despite efforts in prevention, diagnosis and treatment of patients and refugees, tuberculosis is still an important problem in this province
Description: 175-179
Keywords: Age Distribution
Cost of Illness
Developing Countries
Health Services Needs and Demand
Population Surveillance
Sex Distribution
Subject: Tuberculosis
ISSN: 1020-3397
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