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Association between diabetes and tuberculosis: case-control study

Overview of attention for article published in Revista de Saúde Pública, January 2016
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Title
Association between diabetes and tuberculosis: case-control study
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Revista de Saúde Pública, January 2016
DOI 10.1590/s1518-8787.2016050006374
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Authors

Susan Martins Pereira, Gleide Santos de Araújo, Carlos Antônio de Souza Teles Santos, Maeli Gomes de Oliveira, Maurício Lima Barreto

Abstract

To test the association between diabetes and tuberculosis. It is a case-control study, matched by age and sex. We included 323 new cases of tuberculosis with positive results for bacilloscopy. The controls were 323 respiratory symptomatic patients with negative bacilloscopy, from the same health services, such as: ambulatory cases from three referral hospitals and six basic health units responsible for the notifications of new cases of tuberculosis in Salvador, Bahia. Data collection occurred between 2008 and 2010. The instruments used were structured interview, including clinical data, capillary blood glucose (during fasting or postprandial), and the CAGE questionnaire for screening of abusive consumption of alcohol. Descriptive, exploratory, and multivariate analysis was performed using conditional logistic regression. The average age of the cases was 38.5 (SD = 14.2) years and of the controls, 38.5 (SD = 14.3) years. Among cases and controls, most subjects (61%) were male. In univariate analysis we found association between the occurrence of diabetes and tuberculosis (OR = 2.37; 95%CI 1.04-5.42), which remained statistically significant after adjustment for potential confounders (OR = 3.12; 95%CI 1.12-7.94). The association between diabetes and tuberculosis can hinder the control of tuberculosis, contributing to the maintainance of the disease burden. The situation demands increasing early detection of diabetes among people with tuberculosis, in an attempt to improve disease control strategies. Testar a associação entre diabetes e tuberculose. Trata-se de estudo caso-controle, pareado por idade e sexo. Foram incluídos 323 casos novos de tuberculose com resultados positivos à baciloscopia. Os controles foram 323 sintomáticos respiratórios com baciloscopia negativa, oriundos dos mesmos serviços de saúde dos casos: ambulatórios de três hospitais de referência e seis unidades básicas de saúde responsáveis pelas notificações dos casos novos de tuberculose em Salvador, Bahia. A coleta de dados ocorreu entre 2008 e 2010. Os instrumentos utilizados foram entrevista estruturada, incluindo dados clínicos, glicemia capilar (em jejum ou pós-prandial) e o questionário CAGE para triagem de consumo abusivo de álcool. Foi realizada análise descritiva, exploratória e multivariada utilizando-se de regressão logística condicional. A média de idade dos casos foi 38,5 (DP = 14,2) anos e dos controles, 38,5 (DP = 14,3) anos. Tanto entre os casos quanto entre os controles, a maioria (61%) dos indivíduos era do sexo masculino. Na análise univariada, houve associação entre ocorrência de diabetes e de tuberculose (OR = 2,37; IC95% 1,04-5,42), que permaneceu estatisticamente significante após ajuste pelos potenciais confundidores (OR = 3,12; IC95% 1,12-7,94). A associação entre diabetes e tuberculose pode dificultar o controle da tuberculose, contribuindo para manutenção da elevada carga da doença. A situação demanda intensificação da detecção precoce de diabetes entre pessoas com tuberculose, na tentativa de maior efetividade das estratégias de controle da doença.

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Geographical breakdown

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Unknown 99 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 20 20%
Student > Bachelor 14 14%
Researcher 10 10%
Student > Postgraduate 6 6%
Student > Ph. D. Student 6 6%
Other 20 20%
Unknown 23 23%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 30 30%
Nursing and Health Professions 17 17%
Immunology and Microbiology 6 6%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 3 3%
Social Sciences 2 2%
Other 12 12%
Unknown 29 29%

Attention Score in Context

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#6,873,968
of 13,526,911 outputs
Outputs from Revista de Saúde Pública
#140
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#130,893
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Outputs of similar age from Revista de Saúde Pública
#6
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