Thoracic Research and Practice
Original Article

Geographical Distribution of Soldier Patients with Tuberculosis


GATA Haydarpaşa Eğitim Hastanesi (Çamlıca Yerleşkesi), Göğüs Hastalıkları Servisi, İstanbul, Türkiye


GATA, Göğüs Hastalıkları ve Tüberküloz Anabilim Dalı, Ankara, Türkiye


GATA, Epidemiyoloji Bilim Dalı, Ankara, Türkiye

Thorac Res Pract 2006; 7: Toraks Dergisi 40-44
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To show the distribution of patients with tuberculosis (TB) according to their native land, living area, and to search the cause of differences. This was a retrospective study done by searching data of patients admitted to hospital and took the initial treatment with diagnosis of TB between 2000 and 2004 years. After establishing the number of total soldier patients of regions and provinces for 5 years, those results were divided to cumulative population and multiplied by 10 million. In this manner, the ratio of soldier patients with TB appearance was found for every province and region equivalent of province population in 10 million. Provinces and regions were classified to 5 groups in terms of those ratios and compared to their outcomes. Ardahan with 404.8, Kastamonu with 229.1, and Sinop with 201.1 took first 3 lines in the ratio of soldier patients with TB appearance according to native land. When soldier patients were distributed to their living area, Sakarya with 114.0, Yalova with 102.1, and İstanbul with 99.5 were in first three provinces. It was established reverse and moderate significant correlation between TB prevalance for native land and GNI per capita. Soldier patients were mostly from eastern and northern parts of the country in terms of their native land. According to their living areas, the distribution of patients intensified in industrial cities, mainly İstanbul. The distribution of outcome in the country could partially explain geographical features of TB.

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