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A COMPARISON BETWEEN THE INCIDENCE OF TUBERCULOSIS (TBC) IN GREEK POPULATION AND THE POPULATION OF ECONOMICAL EMIGRANTS IN THE COUNTY OF EVIA GREECE FREE TO VIEW

Georgios S. Vlachogeorgos, MD*; Helen Nicolopoulou, MD; Stylianos Podaras, MD
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General Hospital of Chalkis, Chalkida, Greece


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Chest. 2005;128(4_MeetingAbstracts):401S-b-402S. doi:10.1378/chest.128.4_MeetingAbstracts.401S-b
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PURPOSE:  To compare the incidence of TBC between the Greek population and the population of the economical emigrants in the county of Evia Greece.

METHODS:  All the new cases of TBC in the decade 1994-2003 in the county of Evia Greece were studied yearly. Greek population was studied in contrast with the population of the economical emigrants. The numbers of the populations were considered after the National Statistic Service of Greece.

RESULTS:  There is a statistical significant difference between the mean incidence in Greeks (3.57) and the economical emigrants (25.75) p=0.002.

CONCLUSION:  a)For the last 3 studied years the incidence of the TBC in the Greek population has risen in parallel with the rising of the incidence of the disease in the population of economical emigrants b)The economical emigrants may be one of the reasons of the reapperance of the TBC in the developed countries.

CLINICAL IMPLICATIONS:  The economical emigrants must have free admission to the public health services independent the legal status that they live in the respective country for the general benefit. Table 1:YearIncidence in Greeks (Cases)Incidence in Emigrants (Cases)19942.26 ( 5)12.74 ( 1)19955.37 (12)11.82 ( 1)19963.90 ( 9)- ( 0)19978.22 (19)- ( 0)19984.75 (11)9.52 ( 1)19990.86 ( 2)18.24 ( 2)20001.72 ( 4)8.81 ( 1)20010.93 ( 2)25.77 ( 3)20023.25 ( 7)33.49 ( 4)20034.46 (10)87.84 (11)

DISCLOSURE:  Georgios Vlachogeorgos, None.

12:30 PM - 2:00 PM


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