Report on the epidemiology of tuberculosis in Ireland 2007

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/303475
Title:
Report on the epidemiology of tuberculosis in Ireland 2007
Authors:
O’Donnell, Kate; O’Donnell, Joan; Hickey, Lorraine; O’Flanagan, Darina
Publisher:
Health Protection Surveillance Centre
Issue Date:
Jan-2010
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/303475
Item Type:
Report
Language:
en
Description:
There was a slight increase in TB case notifications in 2007 (n=480) compared to 2006 (n=465). A regional variation was noted in TB notification rates (per 100,000) ranging from 6.1 in HSE North East to 16.4 in HSE South. A large crèche-related TB outbreak involving 21 cases, contributed to the high rate in HSE South. Certain local health offices in HSE East (Dublin South City, Dublin North West and Dublin North Central) and HSE South (South Lee) reported rates greater than 20 per 100,000 population in 2007. The highest age-specific rate in 2007 occurred among those aged 25-34 years (17.9/100,000). The age-specific rate (per 100,000) among 25-34 years olds increased to 17.9 from 16.6 in 2006 and 13.0 in 2005. Rates were higher in males than females for all age groups except for the 0-14 year age group (same rate:4.7). The highest rates among males were in those aged greater than 64 years and in the 25-34 year age group in females. In 2007, 40.0% of cases were born outside Ireland compared to 34.6% in 2006 and 33.8% in 2005. There was a notable difference in age between cases born in Ireland (median age 44 years) and cases born outside Ireland (median age 31 years). In 2007, 349 (72.7%) of the TB cases had a pulmonary disease component of which 246 (70.5%) were culture positive and 153 (43.8%) were smear positive. There were six cases of TB meningitis notified in 2007 (age range: 29 to 64 years). Treatment outcome data were provided for 86.0% of cases. Treatment was completed for 332 (69.2%) of the cases notified in 2007 and there were 40 deaths reported (7 attributable to TB). There were 24 drug-resistant cases notified in 2007. Of the 24, 19 were resistant to izoniazid, including seven MDR-TB cases. There were 470 cases of TB provisionally notified in 2008
Keywords:
TUBERCULOSIS; COMMUNICABLE DISEASE
ISSN:
1649-1106

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorO’Donnell, Kateen_GB
dc.contributor.authorO’Donnell, Joanen_GB
dc.contributor.authorHickey, Lorraineen_GB
dc.contributor.authorO’Flanagan, Darinaen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2013-10-16T13:21:44Z-
dc.date.available2013-10-16T13:21:44Z-
dc.date.issued2010-01-
dc.identifier.issn1649-1106-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/303475-
dc.descriptionThere was a slight increase in TB case notifications in 2007 (n=480) compared to 2006 (n=465). A regional variation was noted in TB notification rates (per 100,000) ranging from 6.1 in HSE North East to 16.4 in HSE South. A large crèche-related TB outbreak involving 21 cases, contributed to the high rate in HSE South. Certain local health offices in HSE East (Dublin South City, Dublin North West and Dublin North Central) and HSE South (South Lee) reported rates greater than 20 per 100,000 population in 2007. The highest age-specific rate in 2007 occurred among those aged 25-34 years (17.9/100,000). The age-specific rate (per 100,000) among 25-34 years olds increased to 17.9 from 16.6 in 2006 and 13.0 in 2005. Rates were higher in males than females for all age groups except for the 0-14 year age group (same rate:4.7). The highest rates among males were in those aged greater than 64 years and in the 25-34 year age group in females. In 2007, 40.0% of cases were born outside Ireland compared to 34.6% in 2006 and 33.8% in 2005. There was a notable difference in age between cases born in Ireland (median age 44 years) and cases born outside Ireland (median age 31 years). In 2007, 349 (72.7%) of the TB cases had a pulmonary disease component of which 246 (70.5%) were culture positive and 153 (43.8%) were smear positive. There were six cases of TB meningitis notified in 2007 (age range: 29 to 64 years). Treatment outcome data were provided for 86.0% of cases. Treatment was completed for 332 (69.2%) of the cases notified in 2007 and there were 40 deaths reported (7 attributable to TB). There were 24 drug-resistant cases notified in 2007. Of the 24, 19 were resistant to izoniazid, including seven MDR-TB cases. There were 470 cases of TB provisionally notified in 2008en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherHealth Protection Surveillance Centreen_GB
dc.subjectTUBERCULOSISen_GB
dc.subjectCOMMUNICABLE DISEASEen_GB
dc.titleReport on the epidemiology of tuberculosis in Ireland 2007en_GB
dc.typeReporten
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