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Prevalence of and risk factors for tuberculosis among healthcare workers in Chinese tuberculosis facilities

Overview of attention for article published in Infectious Diseases of Poverty, March 2018
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Title
Prevalence of and risk factors for tuberculosis among healthcare workers in Chinese tuberculosis facilities
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Infectious Diseases of Poverty, March 2018
DOI 10.1186/s40249-018-0407-6
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Authors

Xiao-Ning Wang, Tian-Lun He, Meng-Jie Geng, Yu-Dan Song, Ji-Chun Wang, Min Liu, Sarah Jayne Hoosdally, Ana Luíza Gibertoni Cruz, Fei Zhao, Yu Pang, Yan-Lin Zhao, Guang-Xue He

Abstract

China is one of 22 countries with a high tuberculosis (TB) burden in the world. Healthcare workers (HCWs) have a high risk of contracting Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection due to insufficient infection control practices. We conducted a cross-sectional study to explore the prevalence of TB and its associated risk factors among HCWs in Chinese TB facilities. Two hundred and forty-one TB facilities employing a total of 9663 HCWs were selected from 12 provinces in China to represent healthcare settings at the provincial, prefectural, and county levels. Structured questionnaires were used to collect information on TB infection control practices and HCWs in those facilities. Data was double entered into EpiData 3.1; TB prevalence and associated risk factors were analyzed using SPSS 21.0 with bivariate and multivariate regression models. The results showed that 71 HCWs had been diagnosed with TB, accounting for a prevalence of 760/100 000. The multivariate analysis showed that associated risk factors included belonging to the age group of 51 years and above (aOR: 6.17, 95% CI: 1.35-28.28), being a nurse (aOR = 3.09, 95% CI: 1.15-8.32), implementation of 0-9 items of management measures (aOR = 2.57, 95% CI: 1.37-4.80), and implementation of 0-1 items of ventilation measures (aOR = 2.42, 95% CI: 1.31-4.47). This was the first national large sampling survey on TB prevalence among HCWs in China. It was found that the implementation of TB infection control practices in some facilities was poor. The TB prevalence in HCWs was higher than that in the general population. Therefore, TB infection control practices in Chinese medical facilities should be strengthened.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 44 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 8 18%
Student > Bachelor 4 9%
Lecturer 3 7%
Professor > Associate Professor 2 5%
Student > Postgraduate 2 5%
Other 6 14%
Unknown 19 43%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 8 18%
Nursing and Health Professions 4 9%
Social Sciences 3 7%
Unspecified 2 5%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 1 2%
Other 2 5%
Unknown 24 55%

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This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 12. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 05 September 2018.
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