Gender disparity in tuberculosis cases in eastern and western provinces of Pakistan

@inproceedings{Dogar2012GenderDI,
  title={Gender disparity in tuberculosis cases in eastern and western provinces of Pakistan},
  author={Omara F Dogar and Sarwat K Shah and Abrar Ahmad Chughtai and Ejaz Qadeer},
  booktitle={BMC infectious diseases},
  year={2012}
}
BACKGROUND Although globally, the number of notified TB cases is higher for males, a few countries in the Eastern Mediterranean Region (Afghanistan; Lebanon; Iran and Pakistan) of the World Health Organization have a relatively higher number of female cases. Pakistan ranks fifth amongst the highest TB burden countries and poses a rich ground for exploratory research to address the gender differences in TB cases. It is uniquely neighboured by India on the East, having higher number of cases in… CONTINUE READING

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