Tuberculosis infection in Zambia: the association with relative wealth.

@article{Boccia2009TuberculosisII,
  title={Tuberculosis infection in Zambia: the association with relative wealth.},
  author={D Boccia and James R Hargreaves and Helen Ayles and Katherine Fielding and Musonda Simwinga and Peter Godfrey-Faussett},
  journal={The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene},
  year={2009},
  volume={80 6},
  pages={1004-11}
}
This study aimed to assess the association between household socioeconomic position and tuberculosis (TB) infection in two communities of Zambia. For this purpose we implemented a cross-sectional investigation, nested within a larger case control study. Infection was assessed using Quantiferon-TB Gold. A socioeconomic position index was constructed through principal component analysis combining data on human resources, food availability, housing quality, and access to services and… CONTINUE READING
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