Tuberculosis incidence, hospitalisation prevalence and mortality in Lazio, Italy, 1997-2003

S. Farchi, J. Mantovani, P. Borgia, Paolo Giorgi Rossi

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Abstract

SETTING: Lazio region (5.15 million, including Rome, 2.8 million), Italy. OBJECTIVE: To monitor pulmonary tuberculosis (TB) epidemiology from 1997 to 2003. DESIGN: We used data from the mandatory National Infectious Diseases Surveillance system, the regional Hospital Information System and the regional Mortality Register. The number of prevalent pulmonary TB cases hospitalised was determined by linking notifications and hospitalisations. To estimate incidence, we excluded all cases with previous TB hospitalisations since 1995, and those reported as a secondary diagnosis in the Hospital Information System. Mortality rates were ascertained from mortality records reporting TB as the principal cause of death. RESULTS: The record linkage identified 4885 incident cases, 9010 hospital prevalent cases and 217 deaths. Incidence decreased from 15/100000 in 1997 to 11 in 2003, and consistent decreases were also observed in hospitalisation prevalence and mortality (P for trend

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)193-198
Number of pages6
JournalInternational Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease
Volume12
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2008

Keywords

  • Immigrants
  • Incidence
  • Record linkage
  • Tuberculosis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine

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