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Emerg Infect Dis. 2008 Sep;14(9):1413-9. doi: 10.3201/eid1409.071543.

Spatial analysis of tuberculosis cases in migrants and permanent residents, Beijing, 2000-2006.

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  • 1Capital Medical University, Beijing, People's Republic of China.

Abstract

To determine the role of the migrant population in the transmission of tuberculosis (TB), we investigated the distribution and magnitude of TB in permanent residents and migrant populations of Beijing, People's Republic of China, from 2000 through 2006. An exploratory spatial data analysis was applied to detect the "hot spots" of TB among the 2 populations. Results, using the data obtained from 2004-2006, showed that people who migrated from the western, middle, and eastern zones of China had a significantly higher risk of having TB than did permanent residents. These findings indicate that population fluctuations have affected the rate of TB prevalence in Beijing, and interventions to control TB should include the migrant population.

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