International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Survey Paper | Statistics | India | Volume 4 Issue 9, September 2015


Association with Incidence of Tuberculosis in Visakhapatnam District at 2012

Ch. Sreelatha | B. Muniswamy


Abstract: Tuberculosis (TB) is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality in developing countries. The incidence of disease has increased in developed countries and according to world health organizations every day in India more than 20000 people develop the disease and more than 1000 die from TB. As per 2011 census of India Andhra Pradesh is the third largest state. Our data based on 5896 subjects. Among which 47.40 % are new sputum positive cases and males were more affected than female. The age groups from 35-44 and 45-54 are more prone TB bacteria. Young children below 14 years are less susceptible. We did not find any TB patients with HIV infection. In the winter Tuberculosis (TB) represents itself as a major health problem globally, data is gathered quarterly because of different incidence in cold seasons. The chi-square test explains no significance difference between age and sex. The Odds Ratio indicates males are 1.47 times more likely to develop tuberculosis than females. In other words, the risk of developing tuberculosis is 0.47 higher for males than females.


Keywords: Tuberculosis Incidence, Odds Ratio, Chi-Square test, Visakhapatnam


Edition: Volume 4 Issue 9, September 2015,


Pages: 25 - 28


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