|Document ID (ISN)||65735|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0090-0036 - American Journal of Public Health
|Convention or series no.
||Ciesielski S., Esposito D., Protiva J., Piehl M.
||The incidence of tuberculosis among North Carolina migrant farmworkers, 1991
||Nov. 1994, Vol.84, No.11, p.1836-1838. 15 ref.
||All locatable subjects (n=94) for whom tuberculosis prevalence had been determined in an earlier study were tested with purified protein derivative (PPD) and control antigens, sputum sampling and chest x-rays. Of the 46 who had been tuberculin negative (confirmed with control antigens) three years earlier, two had developed active tuberculosis in the interim and 14 (30%) were tuberculin positive. All had been engaged continuously in migrant farmwork. Lack of access to health care, an institutional feature of migrant farmwork, was significantly associated with primary infection.
||tuberculosis; agriculture; migrant workers
||North Carolina; USA; social aspects; statistical evaluation; cohort study
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||USA|
||Agriculture, fishing, animal husbandry
|Broad subject area(s)
||Industries and occupations
Bacterial and parasitic diseases