Bulletin of the World Health Organization

National survey of tuberculosis prevalence in Viet Nam

Nguyen Binh Hoa, Dinh Ngoc Sy, Nguyen Viet Nhung, Edine W Tiemersma, Martien W Borgdorff & Frank GJ Cobelens

Volume 88, Number 4, April 2010, 273-280

Table 3. Male-to-female ratios of the tuberculosis prevalence ratea per 100 000 persons ≥ 15 years, by age group, in Viet Nam, 2006–2007

Age group (years) New smear-positive tuberculosis
Smear-positive tuberculosis
Culture-positive tuberculosis
Bacteriologically confirmed tuberculosis
M:F P-valuea M:F P-valuea M:F P-valuea M:F P-valuea
15–24 2.0 0.421 2.0 0.421 2.9 0.194 2.9 0.193
25–34 10.6 0.005 6.0 0.003 4.8 0.004 5.7 0.002
35–44 7.7 < 0.001 6.3 < 0.001 5.0 < 0.001 5.7 < 0.001
45–54 34.0 0.001 20.4 < 0.001 12.0 < 0.001 13.6 < 0.001
55–64 35.8 < 0.001 52.2 < 0.001 16.1 < 0.001 20.9 < 0.001
≥ 65 1.9 0.091 2.2 0.036 2.6 0.01 2.2 0.007
All ages 4.8 < 0.001 5.1 < 0.001 4.5 < 0.001 4.6 < 0.001

M:F, male to female ratio.
a Weighted for stratification by area, differential population growth between 1999 and 2006, and different cluster size.

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