International Journal of Advanced Biochemistry Research

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International Journal of Advanced Biochemistry Research

Vol. 4, Issue 1, Part A (2020)

A 3 year retrospective study on the pattern and prevalence of pulmonary tuberculosis in JOS, plateau state Nigeria: A quantitative analysis

Author(s): OTOBO David Daniel
Abstract: Tuberculosis (TB) is the ninth leading cause of death worldwide and the leading cause from a single infectious agent, ranking above HIV/AIDS. An estimated 417,000 people died from the disease in the African region (1.7 million globally) in 2016. Over 25% of TB deaths occur in the African Region. It is estimated that 407,000 people in Nigeria have TB each year. This was a cross-sectional retrospective study that aimed to study the pattern and prevalence of pulmonary tuberculosis in Jos, Plateau state; Nigeria. This was done with a sample of about 862 people in the sample size. There is a decline in the mount of TB deaths annually from 20.5% to 13. 5% between 2016 and 2018, respectively. Also, there was a palpable an increase in the amount of TB cure rates 27.5 to 41.9% between 2016 and 2018, respectively.
Pages: 58-60  |  84 Views  35 Downloads
How to cite this article:
OTOBO David Daniel. A 3 year retrospective study on the pattern and prevalence of pulmonary tuberculosis in JOS, plateau state Nigeria: A quantitative analysis. Int J Adv Biochem Res 2020;4(1):58-60. DOI: 10.33545/26174693.2020.v4.i1a.125
International Journal of Advanced Biochemistry Research