Type 2 diabetes and tuberculosis in a dynamic bi-national border population.

  title={Type 2 diabetes and tuberculosis in a dynamic bi-national border population.},
  author={Blanca I Restrepo and Susan P. Fisher-Hoch and Jessica Gr{\aa}berg Crespo and E. D. Whitney and Andr{\'e}s Perez and Brian Smith and Joseph B Mccormick},
  journal={Epidemiology and infection},
  volume={135 3},
The epidemic of type 2 diabetes in the United States prompted us to explore the association between diabetes and tuberculosis (TB) on the South Texas-Mexico border, in a large population of mostly non-hospitalized TB patients. We examined 6 years of retrospective data from all TB patients (n=5049) in South Texas and northeastern Mexico and found diabetes self-reported by 27.8% of Texan and 17.8% of Mexican TB patients, significantly exceeding national self-reported diabetes rates for both… CONTINUE READING


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