History of TB Contact as Risk Factor of Positive Tuberculin Test in Children ( Case Study in Semarang Regency )

Sidhi, Dwi Purnomo (2010) History of TB Contact as Risk Factor of Positive Tuberculin Test in Children ( Case Study in Semarang Regency ). Masters thesis, Diponegoro University.

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Abstract

Background. Tuberculosis (TB) is a chronic infectious disease and a public health problem. Two millions died because of this disease annually. Children are one of the highest risk for TB infection. Objective. To define the history of TB contact as a risk factor of TB infection in children. Methods. A case control study was done in elementary school children aged 8 – 12 years old in 3 areas of community health center in Semarang, 29 were mantoux positive and 29 control. To define the history of TB contact as a risk factor of positive tuberculin test in children, bivariate, and multivariate analysis were done. Result. The history of TB contact as a risk factor of positive tuberculin test in children has OR 3.759 (CI 1.059 – 13.342), p = 0.040 and the history of children sick has OR 10,23 (1.138 – 91.930), p = 0,038. Probability for positive tuberculin test after considering overall variables is 90,7%. Conclusion. History of TB contact and the history of children sick are as risk factor of positive tuberculin test in children. Keywords: History of TB contact, tuberculin test, school children

Item Type:Thesis (Masters)
Subjects:R Medicine > RJ Pediatrics > RJ101 Child Health. Child health services
Divisions:Postgraduate Program > Master Program in Biomedical Science
ID Code:28997
Deposited By:Mr. Magister Biomedik Admin
Deposited On:08 Aug 2011 11:28
Last Modified:08 Aug 2011 11:28

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