Risk factors Contributing to Tuberculosis among Patients at Port Sudan Teaching Hospital, 2006

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2015-03-26
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Hassan,Waleed Mohammed Osman
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University of Khartoum
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Hospital based study was conducted at Port Sudan Teaching Hospital, Port Sudan town, Red Sea State. The objective was to study the risk factors contributing to tuberculosis and to identify the demographic, environmental and socioeconomic risk factors involved among the tuberculosis inpatients admitted to Port Sudan Teaching Hospital during 15/11-15/12/2006.The sample size was (132) patients. Age group (21 – 40 years) (37.1%) was the most infected age group. The infection of tuberculosis occurred among males (62.9%) more than females. Also, it occurred among patients with overcrowding (75%), poorest (78%) and illiterates (56%).It was also occurred among the patient live in urban area (61.4%) more than rural area. On the light of the findings preventive measures were recommended to control tuberculosis among the population in the study area.
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Port Sudan Teaching Hospital;population;Red Sea State; demographic
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