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The Risk Factors And Economic Impacts Of Tuberculosis

The Risk Factors And Economic Impacts Of Tuberculosis

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Title: The Risk Factors And Economic Impacts Of Tuberculosis
Author: Ahmed, Amir Elhaj Mohammed
Abstract: This study was conducted to know, the economic impact of the TB on community and state, the effect of TB on the socio-economic status, and the risk factors. A sample of 385 patients had been taken for this study, from the Khartoum teaching hospital, and specialized TB clinics in Khartoum state. The study uses descriptive and analytical methodology. The results of the study are: - 1. TB appears to be the disease of poor – although it can catch every one. 2. The most age affected is the productive one (60.2%). 3. Males are significantly more affected and specially the hard-workers of the lower social class. 4. TB is negatively related to education specially to health education, 5. TB hinders the activity of the patients, and this extends to the family (co-patient). 6. TB is positively related to the large size of the family and negatively to the number of the house rooms. The relation was tested by using chi – square test, and it is found significant under significance level (0.05) and confidence interval (95%). 7. The cumulative annual growth rate of TB is (6.1%). 8. TB has direct and indirect effect on GDP by effecting expenditure on health, and the negative affect on labour sector
Description: 81 Pages
URI: http://khartoumspace.uofk.edu/handle/123456789/13106
Date: 2015-06-16


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