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|Title: ||Socio-Economic Dependence on the Incidence of Tuberculosis in Jos, North Central Nigeria|
|Authors: ||Bigwan, E. I.|
Ohaeri, M. C.
Vem, T. S.
Olukose, O. J.
Chollom, S. C.
|Keywords: ||Productive Performance|
|Issue Date: ||2013|
|Publisher: ||Science Journal of Public Health|
|Citation: ||Bigwan E. I., Ohaeri M. C., Vem T. S., Sheyin Z., Umar A., Olukose O. J., Wuyep P., Gyang B., Chollom S. C.. Socio-Economic Dependence on the Incidence of Tuberculosis in Jos, North Central Nigeria. Science Journal of Public Health. Vol. 1, No. 5, 2013, pp. 235-238. doi: 10.11648/j.sjph.20130105.19|
|Series/Report no.: ||Vol.1;No.5: Pp 235-238|
|Abstract: ||Background: Mycobacterium tuberculosis remains a disease of serious public health concern due to its high
tendency of person-person transmission, morbidity, and mortality. Objective: This study aimed at determining the
prevalence of AFB in relation to some socioeconomic variables within the study area. Methods: Sputum samples were
collected from three hundred and three (303) patients with suspected cases of pulmonary tuberculosis in Jos, Nigeria. The
samples were examined using Ziehl Neelsen method. Structured questionnaires were administered to obtain some
demographic data from patients that consented. Results were tested statistically for significance at p < 0.05 using Chisquare
test. Results: Of the samples examined, 29(9.60%) were positive for AFB .Statistically the study reveals that
occupational status and educational status does not have any effects on the prevalence (p > 0.05). Income status of
individuals showed a significant effect on the prevalence (p < 0.05).Conclusion: Pulmonary tuberculosis was recorded
more among patients with low socio-economic status. There is need for a more collaborative efforts and political will by
the government and non-governmental agencies in order to eliminate the infection in the nearest future.|
|Appears in Collections:||Medical Laboratory Sciences|
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