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Volume 12, Number 5—May 2006
THEME ISSUE
Tuberculosis Special Section

Dispatch

Tuberculosis-HIV Co-infection in Kiev City, Ukraine

Marieke J. van der Werf*Comments to Author , Olga B. Yegorova†, Nelly Chentsova‡, Yuriy Chechulin§, Epco Hasker*§, Vasyl I. Petrenko¶, Jaap Veen*, and Leonid V. Turchenko†
Author affiliations: *KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation, The Hague, the Netherlands; †Kiev City Tuberculosis Department, Kiev, Ukraine; ‡Kiev Anti-AIDS Centre, Kiev, Ukraine; §Project Tuberculosis Prevention and Control in Kiev City, Ukraine, Kiev, Ukraine; ¶O.O. Bogmolic National Medical University, Kiev City, Ukraine

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Table 2

Comparison of TB patients tested for HIV in 2002 and 2004

Variable 2002 study, n = 567 (%) 2004 study, n = 968 (%) p
HIV infected 0.011
Yes 36 (6.3) 98 (10.1)
No 531 (93.7) 870 (89.9)
Sex 0.720
Male 412 (72.7) 712 (73.6)
Female 155 (27.3) 256 (26.4)
Age, y 0.091
0–29 153 (27.0) 318 (32.9)
30–39 133 (23.5) 224 (23.1)
40–49 131 (23.1) 195 (20.1)
>50 150 (26.5) 231 (23.9)
Classification* 0.002
PTB+ 360 (63.5) 541 (55.9)
PTB– 172 (30.3) 379 (39.2)
EPTB 35 (6.2) 48 (5.0)
Homeless 0.508
Yes 38 (6.7) 56 (5.8)
No 529 (93.3) 912 (94.2)
Injecting drug user <0.001
Yes 16 (2.8) 84 (8.7)
No 551 (97.2) 884 (91.3)
Abuse of alcohol 0.020
Yes 85 (15.0) 105 (10.8)
No 482 (85.0) 863 (89.2)
Ever incarcerated <0.001
Yes 40 (7.1) 132 (13.6)
No 527 (92.9) 836 (86.4)

*TB, tuberculosis; PTB+, pulmonary TB bacteriologically confirmed; PTB–, pulmonary TB bacteriologically not confirmed; EPTB, extrapulmonary TB.

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