HOME >> MEDICINE >> NEWS
Risk factors for tuberculosis and homelessness often overlap in US

Risk factors for tuberculosis in the United States overlap with many of the risk factors associated with persistent homelessness, including being male or having a history of incarceration or substance abuse, according to a report in the June 8 issue of JAMA, a theme issue on tuberculosis.

"Homelessness is associated with an increased risk of exposure to Mycobacterium tuberculosis, undetected and untreated infection, and subsequent progression to TB disease," according to background information in the article. "In 1993, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) standardized national monitoring of TB disease among homeless persons by asking health departments to indicate whether annually reported TB cases occurred in homeless persons," the authors note. "Thus, 1994 through 2003 represents the first full decade of national TB surveillance that includes an assessment of homelessness."

Maryam B. Haddad, M.S.N., M.P.H., F.N.P., and colleagues from the CDC's Division of Tuberculosis Elimination, analyzed data of all verified TB cases reported into the National TB Surveillance System from 50 states and the District of Columbia from 1994 through 2003 to compare risk factors and disease characteristics between homeless and nonhomeless persons with TB.

The authors note that because the U.S. Census Bureau does not have data on the number of homeless people in the United States they were unable to use the surveillance data to determine rates of TB disease among the homeless and instead calculated the proportion of all reported TB cases that occurred in homeless persons.

"Of 185,870 cases of TB disease reported between 1994 and 2003, 11,369 were among persons classified as homeless during the 12 months before diagnosis," the authors report. "The annual proportion of cases associated with homelessness was stable (6.1 percent 6.7 percent)." The authors found a higher proportion of TB cases associated with homelessness in western and
'"/>

Contact: Jessica Frickey
404-639-8895
JAMA and Archives Journals
7-Jun-2005


Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Conventional prognostic factors fail to explain better prostate cancer survival in most Asian men
2. Study, meta-analysis examine factors associated with death from heatstroke
3. Parents and schools, major factors in China obesity boom
4. Smoking and sleep top the list of lifestyle factors impacting oral health
5. Reducing cardiovascular disease risk factors when discontinuing hormone replacement therapy
6. Green tea compound suppresses factors causing cartilage, bone destruction in arthritis
7. Having elevated risk factors in young adulthood raises risk of coronary calcium later on
8. USC study identifies factors attributed to later stage cancer diagnosis
9. U of M study identifies factors associated with successful weight loss in teens
10. Diabetes risk factors develop earlier in women than men
11. Growth factors given with chemotherapy associated with increased risk of blood diseases

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:2/19/2019)... ... 19, 2019 , ... Crabapple Dental is a full-service ... state-of-the-art dental treatments in a comfortable environment. Dr. Sarah Roberts leads the Milton ... for providing advanced services in cosmetic and restorative dentistry, including minimally invasive dental ...
(Date:2/19/2019)... YORK (PRWEB) , ... February 19, 2019 , ... ... Dave,” a cancer survivor and well-respected advocate for patient engagement, will deliver the ... Business Conference. deBronkart brings critical awareness of participatory medicine and empowering partnerships between ...
(Date:2/19/2019)... ... February 19, 2019 , ... According to a recent study by Columbia University, ... and daily routines; and only 26% of widows return to their pre-loss level of ... spouse is one of the most tragic events that one can face. Consequently, many ...
(Date:2/19/2019)... ... 18, 2019 , ... AdventHealth Connerton is the first specialty ... Stations to maximize infection control for patients and their families. The patented, new ... C. difficile, which can be transmitted from the bottoms of shoes to patients, ...
(Date:2/19/2019)... ... February 19, 2019 , ... Dr. Dana Schroeder’s new ... Have the Life You Want!” (published by Balboa Press), shares practical advice, personal ... release the pounds, reconnect to their dreams and attain fulfillment. , Schroeder helps ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:2/19/2019)... ... February 19, 2019 , ... ... completed his new book “Live Hard Die Young.” Dr. Oexner was the first ... medicine, therapeutic exercise physiology, and nutritional counseling. Dr. Oexner was a supervisor on ...
(Date:2/16/2019)... ... February 15, 2019 , ... In ... of Perio-Implant Care are urging patients to take their oral health seriously. With ... Alzheimer's and dementia, and risk of pre-term birth, there is plenty to be ...
(Date:2/16/2019)... ... February 15, 2019 , ... Dr. Lucas ... Beauty network. , The Haute Beauty Network, well known for their exclusivity, and ... Face expert and our newest addition to the Haute Living partnership. , Haute ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
Cached News: