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Document ID (ISN)109473
CIS number 09-459
ISSN - Serial title 0303-7657 - Revista brasileira de saúde ocupacional
Year 2008
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Lorenzi R.L., de Oliveira I.M.
Title Tuberculosis in nursing personnel - A population based epidemiological approach
Original title Tuberculose em trabalhadores de enfermagem: uma abordagem epidemiológica de base populacional [in Portuguese]
Bibliographic information Jan.-June 2008, Vol.33, No.117, p.6-14. Illus. 16 ref.
Internet access [in Portuguese]
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) tuberculosis; health care personnel; epidemiology
Descriptors (secondary) infection control; hazard evaluation; frequency rates; medical supervision; statistical evaluation
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceBrazil
Subject(s) Commerce, services, offices
Broad subject area(s) Biological hazards
Industries and occupations
Browse category(ies) Bacterial and parasitic diseases
Health care services