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Volume 6
Issue 2
Online publication date 2011-04-04
Title Role of medical and social factors in the development of tuberculosis in sources of m. tuberculosis infection
Author Tleukhan Abildaev, Arike Alenova, Gulbadan Bekembayeva, Larisa Kastykpaeva
Abstract The paper describes results of study of social characteristics of patients in foci of drug-sensitive M. tuberculosis excretion (Group I) and multidrug resistant tuberculosis (MDR TB) (Group II). Main risk factors of TB disease in sources of M. infection are revealed. 58.1% of patients with MDR TB were jobless, and 43.1% of newly detected drug-sensitive TB patients did not have work as well. 35.0% of Group II patients didn’t have a home or lodged the hostels, while homeless made only 2.0% in Group I patients. 36.6% Group II patients had lower living income per month (up to 5000 KZT) than patients in Group I (16.7%). Level of education in patients of Group I was reliably higher that of those of Group II (P<0.05). More than a half of patients in Group II (55.6%) and 26.9% in Group I had the harm habits: smoking and alcohol abusing. 9.7% of patients with MDR TB were drug abusers.
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Keywords Multidrug resistance, TB infection foci, M. tuberculosis source
Pages 82-84
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