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

Lönnroth, Knut; Williams, Brian G.; Cegielski, Peter; Dye, Christopher
February 2010
International Journal of Epidemiology;Feb2010, Vol. 39 Issue 1, p149
Academic Journal
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.


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