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Document ID (ISN)65735
CIS number 95-2090
ISSN - Serial title 0090-0036 - American Journal of Public Health
Year 1994
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Ciesielski S., Esposito D., Protiva J., Piehl M.
Title The incidence of tuberculosis among North Carolina migrant farmworkers, 1991
Bibliographic information Nov. 1994, Vol.84, No.11, p.1836-1838. 15 ref.
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) tuberculosis; agriculture; migrant workers
Descriptors (secondary) North Carolina; USA; social aspects; statistical evaluation; cohort study
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Agriculture, fishing, animal husbandry
Broad subject area(s) Industries and occupations
Browse category(ies) Agriculture
Bacterial and parasitic diseases