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Asian Institute of Research, Journal Publication, Journal Academics, Education Journal, Asian Institute
Asian Institute of Research, Journal Publication, Journal Academics, Education Journal, Asian Institute

Journal of Health and Medical Sciences

ISSN 2622-7258

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Published: 01 October 2020

The Determinants of Developing Tuberculosis at Specialized Hospital

Mohamed Osman Elamin, Hatim Rahmtullah, Tahwid Khalid, Abrar Alngoomi, Khider Elisa Hamza,
Sufian Khalid

Umm-Al-Qura University (KSA), University of Bahri (Sudan), Nile Valley University (Sudan)

journal of social and political sciences
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Pages: 429-436

Keywords: Tuberculosis, Determinant factors, Case Control Study, Al Shaab Hospital


Introduction: Tuberculosis (TB) infection is caused by Mycobacterium sp which can spread through the lymph nodes and bloodstream to all parts of the body. Objective: To identify the determinants of the developing TB at Khartoum locality in Al-shaab hospital. Methodology: A cases control study included 50 cases with diagnosis TB and 50 non TB controls from Al-shaab hospital in Sudan, cluster random sample technique used, designed questionnaire used to collect information, BMI was calculated. Results: The study showed that 72% from the positive participants were male found significant relationship between gender and TB infection (p value 0.004), 52% of them were between 30-40 years, significant relation found between the TB infection and age (p value 0.001), 60% lived inside of Khartoum, 70 % from the participant drink alcohol and smokers, with strong relationship ( p value 0.000). Conclusion: The knowledge and raising awareness about factors that lead to infection, and improving socio-economic status can reduce the incidence of TB in the community, availability of direct observed therapy services can help.


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