|RESURVEY OF 15 VILLAGES FROM THE MADANPALLE ZONE
OF NATIONAL SAMPLE SURVEY ON TUBERCULOSIS
|Raj Narain, MV Jambunathan & M Subramanian: Proceed
Natl TB & Chest Diseases Workers Conf, Bangalore, 1962,
A study was undertaken with the following objectives:
(1) To estimate the proportion of population that would be available
for resurvey after 5 years. (2) To ascertain five years later the
fate of persons with X-ray pathology. (3) To compare the prevalence
of tuberculosis in the villages at an interval of 5 years. Population
of 15 of the 31 villages from the Madanapalle zone, was selected
for this study. About 9,500 persons were registered and 7,200 were
X-rayed at the initial survey. Five years later the same population
was re-examined and nearly 70% were available for X-ray examination.
Sputa were collected from persons with abnormal X-ray shadows interpreted
as such by either of the two readers. Two spot samples were collected
within an interval of 1-3 days and were examined by direct smear
and by culture.
Analysis of the data shadow showed that: (1) There
was no significant difference in the prevalence rates i.e., 3.6
and 4.6 per thousand respectively at two points of time. (2) During
the interval, 30% of active cases had died and 20% were still active
at the end of 5 years. (3) There was almost complete turn over of
the bacillary cases during the 5 years interval.
|KEY WORDS: RESURVEY, COVERAGE, PREVALENCE, MORBIDITY,