Solar ultraviolet B exposure and global variation in tuberculosis incidence: an ecological analysis.

@article{Boere2017SolarUB,
  title={Solar ultraviolet B exposure and global variation in tuberculosis incidence: an ecological analysis.},
  author={Tjarda M Boere and Douwe Hendrik Visser and A. Marceline Tutu van Furth and Paul Th A M Lips and Frank Cobelens},
  journal={The European respiratory journal},
  year={2017},
  volume={49 6}
}
Epidemiological evidence supports vitamin D deficiency as a risk factor for tuberculosis. Differences in solar ultraviolet B (UV-B) exposure, the major source of vitamin D, might therefore partially explain global variation in tuberculosis incidence.In a global country-based ecological study, we explored the correlation between vitamin D-proxies, such as solar UV-B exposure, and other relevant variables with tuberculosis incidence, averaged over the period 2004-2013.Across 154 countries, annual… CONTINUE READING