P2-448 Smoking and body mass index among males aged 20 years and above: A South Indian Study

A. C. Mathew, A. K. Madhukeshwar, R. Kurian
2011 Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health  
Result As per the risk factor, smoking was found to be significant (p¼0.03). Likewise, history of prior tuberculosis was found to be significantly different in cases compared to control (p¼0.02). Social stigma has been more pronounced among the cases compared to control (p¼0.013) The knowledge regarding MDR TB and DOTS Plus treatment was found to be very high among the cases OR¼9.64 (95% CI 3.34 to 27.84) and OR¼16.71 (95% CI 4.65 to 60.01) respectively. Conclusion The ultimate strategy to
more » ... ol MDR-TB is one that implements comprehensive approach incorporating treatment of MDR-TB based on appropriate treatment strategies that use secondline drugs under proper case management conditions; uninterrupted supply of quality-assured antituberculosis drugs; standardised recording and reporting system.
doi:10.1136/jech.2011.142976l.77 fatcat:xvbugbq4sneolajf5lu77jvi6a