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Tuberculosis and diabetes mellitus in the Republic of Kiribati: a case-control study

Viney, K; Cavanaugh, J; Kienene, T; Harley, D; Kelly, P. M; Sleigh, Adrian; O'Connor, J; Mase, S


OBJECTIVES To better inform local management of TB-diabetes collaborative activities, we aimed to determine the prevalence of diabetes among persons with and without TB and to determine the association between TB and diabetes in Kiribati, a Pacific Island nation. METHODS We compared consecutively enrolled TB cases to a group of randomly selected community controls without evidence of TB. Diabetes was diagnosed by HbA1c, and clinical and demographic data were collected. A tuberculin skin test...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2015-02-26
Type: Journal article
Source: Tropical Medicine and International Health
DOI: 10.1111/tmi.12462


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