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Pneumonol Alergol Pol. 1996;64(5-6):253-60.

[Effect of selected socio-economic factors on incidence and outcome of tuberculosis in Poland].

[Article in Polish]

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Zakładu Epidemiologii Instytutu Gruźlicy i Chorób Pluc, Warszawie.


The purpose of the paper was to verify the widely held opinion about the influence of socio-economic conditions on tuberculosis incidence and outcome. The analysis of the relationship between different socio-economic factors and tuberculosis shows that level of education seems to be the most important indicator. The level of education of tuberculosis patients in Poland is lower than the average. Together with the standard of living it differentiates patients with regard to clinical form of the disease-the lower the level of education and standard of living conditions, the more fibrocavernous forms. The analysis also indicated that the level of education and employment or unemployment did not influence the choice of treatment regiments but influenced the outcome of treatment.

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