Vigilancia de la tuberculosis en las Islas Balearesy caracterización de los casos infradeclarados entre los años 2005 y 2007

Translated title of the contribution: Tuberculosis surveillance in the Balearic Islands and characteristics of unreported cases from 2005 to 2007

Jaume Giménez Duran, Antonia M. Galmés Truyols, Dionisio Herrera Guibert, Luis A. Bonilla Vargas, Miguel A. Luque Fernández, Catalina Bosch Isabel, Antoni Nicolau Riutort, Joan Caylà Buqueras

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Abstract

We performed a descriptive study of tuberculosis cases detected by the Epidemiological Surveillance System in the Balearic Islands in the triennium 2005-2007. Our goal was to characterize underreported cases in sociodemographic terms and their contact with primary care. Overall, underreporting of tuberculosis was approximately 20%. Significant factors in multivariate analysis were social marginality (consisting of alcoholism, intravenous drug use or indigence) (aOR: 2.6 [1.2 to 5.3]), contact with primary care (aOR: 3.2 [1.4 to 7.1]), and extrapulmonary tuberculosis (aOR: 5.5[3.2-9.6]). We recommend strengthening notification by hospital specialists through the use of hospital electronic records. Our findings show that the information obtained from the primary care computerized history is helpful in improving the epidemiological surveillance of tuberculosis.

Translated title of the contributionTuberculosis surveillance in the Balearic Islands and characteristics of unreported cases from 2005 to 2007
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)84-86
Number of pages3
JournalGaceta Sanitaria
Volume25
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2011

Keywords

  • Disease notification
  • Epidemiologic surveillance
  • Logistic regression
  • Tuberculosis
  • Underreporting

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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