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A tuberculosis survey in the largest mental hospitals of the province of quebec : measures for the control and the specific prevention of this disease

Frappier, Armand; Guy, Roland; Painchaud, A.; Desjardins, Roger; Landry, P.; Samson, M. (1952). A tuberculosis survey in the largest mental hospitals of the province of quebec : measures for the control and the specific prevention of this disease Canadian Journal of Public Health , vol. 43 , nº 6. p. 242-251.

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1. A study of the prevalence of tuberculosis in two of the largest mental hospitals of the Province of Quebec is presented. Graphs and tables show the prevalence and the incidence of tuberculin positivity and the results of chest X-ray examinations among a total of about 7,000 patients and employees.

2. The average rate of tuberculin allergy in patients was 95% and, in employees, 88,7%. It was lower among female inmates than among males. The prevalence of active cases of tuberculosis was 5.1% in patients and 2.3% in employees. The tuberculin conversion rate was 40% for 10 months in patients.

3. The prevalence of tuberculosis was found to be higher among resident patients than in patients at the time of admission. The rate of active tuberculosis was found to be pratically equal in male and female patients, but significantly higher in female employees (the majority are nuns spending a long period of service in the same institution).

4. The rate of active tuberculosis in patients at the time of admission was higher than that in general population (4.9% vs ± 0.4%).

Among the employees (including nuns and nurses), the prevalence of tuberculosi increased with the lenght of the period of employment.

6. Measure for the control and the prevention of tuberculosis, as now carried on in both these hospitals, are described, including BCG vaccination.

Type de document: Article
Informations complémentaires: Recueil de tiré-à-part de la bibliothèque: A0071
Mots-clés libres: 09-0244914; control; controle; enquete; etude; hopital; hopitaux; hospital; mental; prevention; psychiatrique; quebec; releve; survey; tuberculose; tuberculosis
Centre: Centre INRS-Institut Armand Frappier
Date de dépôt: 07 févr. 2020 22:03
Dernière modification: 07 févr. 2020 22:03
URI: http://espace.inrs.ca/id/eprint/8324

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