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Year : 2019  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 192-195

Tuberculosis case detection rate: An observation on the change in 12-year period (2005–2016)

1 Sanitation 1 Medical Academic Center, Bangkok, Thailand
2 Department of Community Medicine, Dr. DY Patil University, Pune, Maharashtra, India

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Dr. Beuy Joob
Sanitation 1 Medical Academic Center, Bangkok
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/bbrj.bbrj_22_19

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Background: Tuberculosis is an important problem that causes the public health problem in several countries. The case detection is an important process for early diagnosis and management of disease. The case detection is still the important problem in several settings including Thailand. Methods: The authors appraised on the official report on the tuberculosis detection rate in Thailand comparing between 20005 and 2016, a 12-year-period under the implementation of active tuberculosis case searching campaign. Results: Comparing to the previous reported rate in 2005, 76%, there is no statistically significant different rates (proportional t-test, P > 0.05). Conclusion: The problem of tuberculosis case detection is still observable. There is a need for searching for the additional method for increasing the tuberculosis detection rate.

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