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Trend and seasonality of tuberculosis in Spain, 1996-2004.

@article{Luquero2008TrendAS,
  title={Trend and seasonality of tuberculosis in Spain, 1996-2004.},
  author={Francisco Javier Luquero and Elisabeth S{\'a}nchez-Padilla and Fernando Sim{\'o}n-Soria and Jos{\'e} Maria Eiros and Jonathan Eric Golub},
  journal={The international journal of tuberculosis and lung disease : the official journal of the International Union against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease},
  year={2008},
  volume={12 2},
  pages={
          221-4
        }
}
This study aimed to analyse the trend and seasonality of tuberculosis (TB) in Spain over the past decade. Weekly TB incidence was calculated using data from the National Surveillance Network for the period 1996-2004. Secular trends and seasonal components were estimated using time-series analysis (least-squares method and Fourier transformation). A decline in incidence was observed, from 23.4 cases per 100,000 population in 1997 to 15.1 in 2004, and an annual cycle peaking in June was detected… CONTINUE READING

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