|Document ID (ISN)||109473|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0303-7657 - Revista brasileira de saúde ocupacional
|Convention or series no.
||Lorenzi R.L., de Oliveira I.M.
||Tuberculosis in nursing personnel - A population based epidemiological approach
||Tuberculose em trabalhadores de enfermagem: uma abordagem epidemiológica de base populacional [in Portuguese]|
||Jan.-June 2008, Vol.33, No.117, p.6-14. Illus. 16 ref.
||http://www.fundacentro.gov.br/rbso/BancoAnexos/RBSO%20117%20Tuberculose.pdf [in Portuguese]
||This study examines the risk of tuberculosis among nursing personnel in Brazil using the São Paulo Tuberculosis Program database "EPI-TB". The standardized incidence ratio was calculated taking as reference the population in the city of São Paulo in the year 2004. The 20-29 age interval showed an increased risk among nurses when compared to the reference population. Among 15 to 19 year-old nurses' aides there was also an increase of risk. It is concluded that nursing personnel may be considered at risk of nosocomial tuberculosis and should be monitored for nosocomial TB. The ways of improving health surveillance practices in Brazil are discussed.
||tuberculosis; health care personnel; epidemiology
||infection control; hazard evaluation; frequency rates; medical supervision; statistical evaluation
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Brazil|
||Commerce, services, offices
|Broad subject area(s)
Industries and occupations
||Bacterial and parasitic diseases
Health care services