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Risk factors for pulmonary tuberculosis in Croatia: a matched case-control study


Jurčev-Savičević, Anamarija; Mulić, Rosanda; Ban, Božica; Kozul, Karlo; Bačun-Ivček, Ljiljana; Valić, Jasna; PopijaČ-Cesar, Gordana; Marinović-Dunatov Snježana; Gotovac, Maja; Šimunović, Aleksandar
Risk factors for pulmonary tuberculosis in Croatia: a matched case-control study // Bmc public health, 13 (2013), 1; 991-999 doi:10.1186/1471-2458-13-991 (međunarodna recenzija, članak, znanstveni)


Naslov
Risk factors for pulmonary tuberculosis in Croatia: a matched case-control study

Autori
Jurčev-Savičević, Anamarija ; Mulić, Rosanda ; Ban, Božica ; Kozul, Karlo ; Bačun-Ivček, Ljiljana ; Valić, Jasna ; PopijaČ-Cesar, Gordana ; Marinović-Dunatov Snježana ; Gotovac, Maja ; Šimunović, Aleksandar

Izvornik
Bmc public health (1471-2458) 13 (2013), 1; 991-999

Vrsta, podvrsta i kategorija rada
Radovi u časopisima, članak, znanstveni

Ključne riječi
Tuberculosis ; risk factors ; poverty ; diabetes ; malignant disease ; prevention ; intervention ; Croatia

Sažetak
Mycobacterium tuberculosis is a necessary, but not sufficient, cause of tuberculosis. A number of studies have addressed the issue of risk factors for tuberculosis development. Croatia is a European country with an incidence rate of 14/100 000 which is slowly decreasing. The aim of this study is to evaluate the potential demographic, socioeconomic, behavioural and biological risk factors for tuberculosis in Croatia in comparison to other high-income, low-incidence European countries. A total of 300 tuberculosis patients were matched for age, sex and county of residence to 300 controls randomly selected from general practitioners' registers. They were interviewed and their medical records were evaluated for variables broadly described as potential risk factors. In multiple logistic regression, the following factors were significant: parents born in a particular neighbouring county (Bosnia and Herzegovina) (OR = 3.90, 95% CI 2.01-7.58), the lowest level of education (OR = 3.44, 95% CI 1.39-8.50), poor household equipment (OR = 4.72, 95% CI 1.51-14.76), unemployment (OR = 2.69, 95% CI 1.18-6.16), contact with tuberculosis (OR = 2.19, 95% CI 1.27-3.77), former (OR = 2.27, 95% CI 1.19- 4.33) and current smoking habits (OR = 2.35, 95% CI 1.27-4.36), diabetes (OR = 2.38, 95% CI 1.05-5.38), a malignant disease (OR = 5.79, 95% CI 1.49-22.42), being underweight in the previous year (OR = 13.57, 95% CI 1.21-152.38). In our study, the identified risk groups for tuberculosis reflect a complex interaction between socioeconomic conditions, lifestyle and non- communicable diseases. Interventions focused on poverty will undoubtedly be useful, but not sufficient. Tuberculosis control would benefit from a combination of broad public health activities aimed at the prevention and control of risky lifestyles and non-communicable diseases, interventions outside the health sector, and efforts to constantly improve the Croatian national tuberculosis programme.

Izvorni jezik
Engleski

Znanstvena područja
Javno zdravstvo i zdravstvena zaštita



POVEZANOST RADA


Projekt / tema
216-1080315-0289 - Seroepidemiologija, nasljedna predispozicija i zarazne bolesti u Hrvatskoj (Rosanda Mulić, )

Ustanove
Hrvatski zavod za javno zdravstvo,
Medicinski fakultet, Split

Časopis indeksira:


  • Current Contents Connect (CCC)
  • Web of Science Core Collection (WoSCC)
    • Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXP)
    • SCI-EXP, SSCI i/ili A&HCI
  • Scopus
  • MEDLINE


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