TITLE

A consistent log-linear relationship between tuberculosis incidence and body mass index

AUTHOR(S)
Lönnroth, Knut; Williams, Brian G.; Cegielski, Peter; Dye, Christopher
PUB. DATE
February 2010
SOURCE
International Journal of Epidemiology;Feb2010, Vol. 39 Issue 1, p149
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Background Low weight for height is an established risk factor for tuberculosis (TB), and recent studies suggest that overweight is a protective factor. No previous systematic review has been done to explore the consistency and establish the gradient of this apparent ‘dose–response’ relationship.
ACCESSION #
48045087

 

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