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Volume 26, Number 4—April 2020

High Incidence of Active Tuberculosis in Asylum Seekers from Eritrea and Somalia in the First 5 Years after Arrival in the Netherlands

Jossy van den BoogaardComments to Author , Erika Slump, Henrieke J. Schimmel, Wim van der Hoek, Susan van den Hof, and Gerard de Vries
Author affiliations: European Programme for Intervention Epidemiology Training, European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control, Stockholm, Sweden (J. van den Boogaard); National Institute for Public Health and the Environment, Bilthoven, the Netherlands (J. van den Boogaard, E. Slump, H.J. Schimmel, W. van der Hoek, S. van den Hof, G. de Vries)

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Table 2

Results of Cox proportional hazards regression analysis indicating hazard ratios for age and sex, stratified by country of birth, among asylum seekers from Eritrea and Somalia with incident tuberculosis cases, the Netherlands, 2013–2017

Country of origin and characteristic Total No. cases (%)
Hazard ratio (95% CI)
Age group
<18 y 7,301 35 (0.5) Referent
>18 y 13,820 303 (2.2) 3.4 (2.4–4.9)
F 8,185 86 (1.1) Referent
252 (2.0)
1.6 (1.3–2.1)
Age group
<18 y 3,419 54 (1.6) Referent
>18 y 1,439 76 (5.3) 3.7 (2.6–5.3)
F 2,513 74 (2.9) Referent
M 2,345 56 (2.4)
1.0 (0.7–1.4)

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