Published in TB and Outbreaks Week, May 16th, 2006
According to a recently published study from Australia, "To date there has been no satisfactory explanation of the worldwide excess of tuberculosis (TB) notifications among adult males."
"We investigated the epidemiological basis for sex differences in TB notifications in high-burden countries using available group-level data. Multiple linear regression analysis was used to explore the ecological relationship between smoking and sex differences in TB notifications among high-burden countries," wrote investigators.
"Cigarette consumption was a significant...
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