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Volume 10, Number 4—April 2004

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High Incidence of Pulmonary Tuberculosis a Decade after Immigration, Netherlands

Annelies M. Vos*†Comments to Author , Abraham Meima*, Suzanne Verver†, Caspar W.N. Looman*, Vivian Bos*, Martien W. Borgdorff†, and J. Dik F. Habbema*
Author affiliations: *Erasmus MC, University Medical Center Rotterdam, Rotterdam, the Netherlands; †KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation, The Hague, the Netherlands

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Incidence rate and relative risk of pulmonary tuberculosis according to time since immigration, country of origin, age, sex, and year of diagnosis for immigrants in the Netherlands, 1996–2000

Incidence rate/100,000person-years (cases) Multivariate relativerisk (95% CI)
Time since immigration (y)
0.5–1.4
1.5–2.4
2.5–3.4
3.5–4.4
4.5–6.4
6.5–9.4
9.5–19.4
>19.5 59 (292)
44 (169)
55 )166)
43 (118)
42 (245)
34 (247)
21 (338)
15 (430) 1.39 (1.14 to 1.69)
1.00
1.14 (0.91 to 1.43)
0.88 (0.69 to 1.11)
0.89 (0.72 to 1.09)
0.80 (0.65 to 0.98)
0.58 (0.48 to 0.71)
0.49 (0.40 to 0.60)
Country of origin
Morocco
Somalia
Other Africa
Turkey
Asia
Suriname and Antilles
Latin America
Central and Eastern Europe
Other countries 47 (334)
373 (392)
69 (270)
21 (178)
25 (419)
16 (194)
19 (33)
22 (100)
5 (86) 1.83 (1.57 to 2.14)
11.30 (9.63 to 13.25)
2.14 (1.82 to 2.52)
0.83 (0.69 to 1.00)
1.00
0.68 (0.57 to 0.81)
0.76 (0.53 to 1.09)
0.74 (0.59 to 0.93)
0.21 (0.16 to 0.26)
Age (y)
0–14
15–24
25–34
35–44
45–54
55–64
>65
Sex
Male
Female
Y of diagnosis
1996
1997
1998
1999
2000 13 (78)
45 (412)
39 (661)
28 (424)
17 (185)
17 (117)
19 (128)
37 (1,291)
20 (714)
31 (413)
30 (408)
25 (356)
28 (408)
27 (421) 0.25 (0.20 to 0.32)
1.00 (0.88 to 1.13)
l.00
0.99 (0.87 to 1.12)
0.81 (0.68 to 0.97)
0.87 (0.71 to 1.08)
1.32 (1.05 to 1.64)
1.62 (1.48 to 1.78)
l.00
1.00
0.97 (0.85 to 1.12)
0.80 (0.70 to 0.93)
0.87 (0.76 to 1.00)
0.83 (0.73 to 0.96)

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