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Volume 24, Number 11—November 2018

Outbreak of Tuberculosis and Multidrug-Resistant Tuberculosis, Mbuji-Mayi Central Prison, Democratic Republic of the Congo

Michel Kaswa KayomoComments to Author , Epco Hasker, Muriel Aloni, Léontine Nkuku, Marcel Kazadi, Thierry Kabengele, Dorcas Muteteke, François Kapita, Alphonse Lufulwabo, Ya Diul Mukadi, Jean-Jacques Muyembe-Tamfum, Margareta Ieven, Bouke C. de Jong, and Marleen Boelaert
Author affiliations: Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, Belgium (M.K. Kayomo, E. Hasker, B.C. de Jong, M. Boelaert); National Tuberculosis Program, Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo (M.K. Kayomo, M. Aloni, M. Kazadi, T. Kabengele, D. Muteteke, F. Kapita, A. Lufulwabo); Institut National de Recherche Biomédicale, Kinshasa (M.K. Kayomo, M. Aloni, L. Nkuku, J.-J. Muyembe-Tamfum); Université de Kinshasa, Kinshasa (M.K. Kayomo, M. Aloni, J.-J. Muyembe-Tamfum); US Agency for International Development, Washington, DC, USA (Y.D. Mukadi); University of Antwerp, Antwerp (M. Ieven)

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Table 3

Nutritional status of 752 inmates at Mbuji-Mayi Central Prison, Democratic Republic of the Congo, January 2015*

Nutritional status No. (%) inmates
With TB, n = 142 Without TB, n = 610 Total, N = 752
BMI >18 kg/m2
32 (22.5)
350 (57.4)
382 (50.8)
Degree of malnutrition† 110 (77.5) 260 (42.6) 370 (49.2)
Mild 53 (37.3) 95 (15.6) 148 (19.7)
Moderate 27 (19.0) 98 (16.1) 125 (16.6)
Severe 30 (21.1) 67 (11.0) 97 (12.9)

*BMI, body mass index; TB, tuberculosis.
†Malnutrition defined as BMI <18 kg/m2. Severity of malnutrition: severe, BMI <16.0; moderate, BMI 16.0–16.9; mild, BMI 17.0–18.49.

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