Monday, November 19, 2012

Tuberculosis Prevalence is Highest among Rural Males of Bihar State (India)


Annual Health Survey has been conducted in the year 2010-11 for nine States namely, Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Uttaranchal, Chhattisgarh and Jharkhand and Assam.  Fact Sheets for the same have been utilized to have the prevalence of Tuberculosis in these States have been given per one lakh (one tenth of a million) persons as per their sex and residence. 


State/ District
Diagnosed Tuberculosis illness (per 100,000 population)
Person
Male
Female

Total
Rural
Urban
Total
Rural
Urban
Total
Rural
Urban
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
Assam
288
306
199
354
381
228
218
229
168
Bihar
479
505
307
546
581
321
409
426
292
Chhattisgarh
195
196
191
251
262
213
137
128
168
Jharkhand
260
283
193
335
382
206
180
180
180
Madhya Pradesh
169
185
138
200
224
152
135
142
122
Odisha
139
148
92
174
189
104
103
107
81
Rajasthan
108
115
86
134
146
96
80
82
75
Uttar Pradesh
290
303
243
327
347
260
250
257
225
Uttarakhand
189
189
187
219
223
210
158
156
163

It may be seen from the above table that Tuberculosis illness is prevalent highest in Bihar and lowest in Rajasthan among the mentioned nine survey states.  Invariably, the burden of the disease is more in rural than urban and males experience this deadly disease more that the females in all the regions of these states.  Thus the disease burden is not more than 0.6% anywhere in these states.  The health authorities may plan their course of actions accordingly in order to completely wipe off this disease from India.

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