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An evaluation of the actual incidence of tuberculosis in French Guiana using a capture-recapture model.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16487739     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
In order to estimate the level of under-reporting and to improve estimates of the incidence of tuberculosis (TB) in the vicinity of Cayenne, French Guiana, we performed capture-recapture analysis from 1996 through 2003. We cross-linked data from the Institut Pasteur, the Département d'Information Médicale of Cayenne Hospital, and the Service de Lutte Anti-Tuberculeuse. The estimate of 381 TB cases obtained after matching those three sources was revised to 425 (95% confidence interval: 407, 453) using the capture-recapture model based on sample coverage. The corresponding average annual incidence was 63.1 TB cases per 100,000 population. The evaluated sensitivity of the compulsory notification system was 35.3%, indicating wide under-notification of TB in the vicinity of Cayenne. The estimated coverage reported by the three sources was fairly accurate (i.e. 85.9%), but not sufficient to evaluate the risk of transmission of TB in the Ile-de-Cayenne (Cayenne and its suburbs).
Vanina Guernier; Jean-François Guégan; Xavier Deparis
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't     Date:  2006-01-13
Journal Detail:
Title:  Microbes and infection / Institut Pasteur     Volume:  8     ISSN:  1286-4579     ISO Abbreviation:  Microbes Infect.     Publication Date:  2006 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-04-24     Completed Date:  2006-07-26     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100883508     Medline TA:  Microbes Infect     Country:  France    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  721-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
UMR 2724 IRD-CNRS, Génétique et Evolution des Maladies Infectieuses, Equipe Evolution des Systèmes Symbiotiques, 911 avenue Agropolis, BP 64501, 34394 Montpellier cedex 05, France.
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MeSH Terms
Disease Notification
French Guiana / epidemiology
Population Surveillance / methods*
Tuberculosis, Pulmonary / epidemiology*

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