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Alabama TB case rates for adults and children according to race, 1983–1997.
Median case age (in years) according to sex and race: Alabama, 1990–1997.
Patient Characteristics and Associated Risk of TB Disease, 1983–1997 (n = 250)
↵* Case rates per 100 000 population.
↵† Adjusted rate ratio and 95% confidence interval estimates are from multiple Poisson regression analysis (black race and Asian- Pacific Islander are combined as nonwhite race for rate calculation).
↵‡ Numbers in parentheses are percentages.
Patient Characteristics and Associated Risk of Preventable Disease, 1992–1997 (n = 120)
↵* Odds ratio could not be computed because of zero cells.
↵† Adjusted odds ratio and 95% confidence intervals estimates are from multiple logistic regression analysis (black race and Asian-Pacific Islander are combined as nonwhite race).
Preventable Childhood TB Cases by Reason for Designation in Four Sites: Alabama, Tennessee, Houston (Texas), and North Carolina3–5
PT indicates preventive therapy; SC, source case.
↵* More than 1 factor was recorded for some cases.
↵† Represents previous SC treatment (multidrug) failure with disease relapse. Directly observed therapy was not used.
↵‡ According to the study's authors, this finding most likely represents failure by children to comply with PT as directly observed PT for a PPD-positive child contact was not practiced.
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