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Volume 25, Number 10—October 2019

Prevalence of Tuberculosis in Children After Natural Disasters, Bohol, Philippines

Kristy O. Murray, Nina T. Castillo-Carandang, Anna M. Mandalakas, Andrea T. Cruz, Lauren M. Leining, Salvacion R. GatchalianComments to Author , on behalf of the PEER Health Bohol Pediatric Study Team
Author affiliations: Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston, Texas, USA (K.O. Murray, A.M. Mandalakas, A.T. Cruz, L.M. Leining); University of the Philippines, Manila, Philippines (N.T. Castillo-Carandang, S.R. Gatchalian)

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Table 1

Prevalence of TST positivity by municipality and area affected by 2013 natural disasters, Bohol, Philippines, 2016–2018*

Less affected area 213,899 2,766 195 7.0 (6.1–8.0)
Ubay 68,482 653 48 7.4 (5.3–9.4)
Bien Unido 25,782 162 17 10.5 (5.7–15.3)
Pres. Carlos P. Garcia 23,269 212 29 13.7 (9.0–18.3)
Anda 16,866 327 21 6.4 (3.8–9.1)
Mabini 28,172 722 51 7.1 (5.2–8.9)
Candijay 29,043 457 27 5.9 (3.7–8.1)
Alicia 22,285 233 2 0.9 (−0.3–2.1)

*TST, tuberculin skin test.
†Heavily affected and less affected areas each comprised 100 clusters/700 households.
‡Population is based on the 2010 national census (7).
§TST positives include all tuberculosis cases, including the 1 child with tuberculosis who was TST negative because of malnutrition.

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1Additional members of the PEER Health Bohol Pediatric Study Team who contributed data are listed at the end of this article.

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