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Article: Socio-demographic and geographic indicators and distribution of tuberculosis in Hong Kong: A spatial analysis
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TitleSocio-demographic and geographic indicators and distribution of tuberculosis in Hong Kong: A spatial analysis
 
AuthorsChanYeung, M1 1
Yeh, AGO1
Tam, CM2
Kam, KM3
Leung, CC2
Yew, WW5
Lam, CW4
 
KeywordsGeographical information system
Socio-demographic and geographic indicators
Tuberculosis
 
Issue Date2005
 
PublisherInternational Union against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.theunion.org/about-the-journal/about-the-journal.html
 
CitationInternational Journal Of Tuberculosis And Lung Disease, 2005, v. 9 n. 12, p. 1320-1326 [How to Cite?]
 
AbstractOBJECTIVE: To determine the socio-demographic and geographic indicators responsible for the distribution and transmission of tuberculosis (TB) in Hong Kong using geographical information system (GIS) technology. MATERIALS AND METHODS: All patients with bacteriologically proven TB over a period of 3 years (May 1999-April 2002) residing within Hong Kong Island were studied. Molecular characterisation of their sputum isolates by IS6110-based restriction fragment length polymorphism (RFLP) technique was performed. Socio-demographic data were derived from the 2001 Hong Kong population census. Geographic coordinates of patients' addresses were linked to the GIS; large street block groups (LSBGs) were the units of analysis. RESULTS: Of 2387 patients with bacteriologically confirmed TB, 2332 had valid addresses distributed in 430 LSBGs in Hong Kong Island. Of the five socio-demographic indicators studied, significant correlations were found between the rate of TB in an LSBG and low educational attainment, elderly population and low-income household, but not population density or unemployment. The five socio-demographic indicators were not different between LSBG with clustered cases and those with unique cases. CONCLUSION: Low educational attainment, old age and poverty were significant determinants of the rate of TB in different parts of Hong Kong, while none of the socio-demographic indicators was related to disease transmission. © 2005 The Union.
 
ISSN1027-3719
2012 Impact Factor: 2.61
2012 SCImago Journal Rankings: 1.340
 
ISI Accession Number IDWOS:000234981300005
 
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dc.contributor.authorYeh, AGO
 
dc.contributor.authorTam, CM
 
dc.contributor.authorKam, KM
 
dc.contributor.authorLeung, CC
 
dc.contributor.authorYew, WW
 
dc.contributor.authorLam, CW
 
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dc.description.abstractOBJECTIVE: To determine the socio-demographic and geographic indicators responsible for the distribution and transmission of tuberculosis (TB) in Hong Kong using geographical information system (GIS) technology. MATERIALS AND METHODS: All patients with bacteriologically proven TB over a period of 3 years (May 1999-April 2002) residing within Hong Kong Island were studied. Molecular characterisation of their sputum isolates by IS6110-based restriction fragment length polymorphism (RFLP) technique was performed. Socio-demographic data were derived from the 2001 Hong Kong population census. Geographic coordinates of patients' addresses were linked to the GIS; large street block groups (LSBGs) were the units of analysis. RESULTS: Of 2387 patients with bacteriologically confirmed TB, 2332 had valid addresses distributed in 430 LSBGs in Hong Kong Island. Of the five socio-demographic indicators studied, significant correlations were found between the rate of TB in an LSBG and low educational attainment, elderly population and low-income household, but not population density or unemployment. The five socio-demographic indicators were not different between LSBG with clustered cases and those with unique cases. CONCLUSION: Low educational attainment, old age and poverty were significant determinants of the rate of TB in different parts of Hong Kong, while none of the socio-demographic indicators was related to disease transmission. © 2005 The Union.
 
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dc.identifier.citationInternational Journal Of Tuberculosis And Lung Disease, 2005, v. 9 n. 12, p. 1320-1326 [How to Cite?]
 
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dc.subjectSocio-demographic and geographic indicators
 
dc.subjectTuberculosis
 
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Author Affiliations
  1. The University of Hong Kong
  2. Hong Kong Government
  3. Institute of Pathology
  4. Ruttonjee Hospital Hong Kong
  5. Grantham Hospital Hong Kong