Event Title

Epidemiological Features of Tuberculosis in the region of Prizren

Session

Medical, Chemical and Pharmaceutical Sciences

Description

Tuberculosis is still one of disease with high incidence in the region of Prizren, but at a lower level than at the Country level. The aim of our research was analysis of epidemiological parameters of tuberculosis in region of Prizren, its trend and comparison of incidence at the Country level. In this study are used data from the Institute of Public Health in Prizren, registration forms of tuberculosis disease. The data are processed and analyzed using descriptive epidemiological method. For an analysis of the results and their expression in tables and graphs we use Microsoft Exell 2007. During the time period from 2011 to 2015 in the region of Prizren have registered 619 cases with tuberculosis. From them, 56.2% of cases were male and 43.8% were female. The largest number of cases registered was during 2013, while the most involved municipality at the region level was the municipality of Prizren. The age group most affected was 15-24 years old with 27.3% of the cases. Pulmonary tuberculosis was recorded in 428 cases and extra pulmonary tuberculosis in 191 cases. New cases have dominated with over 90% of cases, while recidivism was occurred in 10% of cases. The average incidence of tuberculosis in the region of Prizren for the period 2011- 2015 was 313.3 per 100,000 inhabitants, while at the country level was about 42.8 per 100,000 inhabitants. Incidence of tuberculosis has shown an upward trend in the region of Prizren, as well as at the country level. Most affected are adolescents and young people. This should be investigated further, and institutions need to be more active in the prevention and treatment of tuberculosis.

Keywords:

tuberculosis, incidence, region, Prizren

Session Chair

Besnik Elshani

Session Co-Chair

Petrit Biberaj

Proceedings Editor

Edmond Hajrizi

ISBN

978-9951-437-54-7

Location

Durres, Albania

Start Date

28-10-2017 2:00 PM

End Date

28-10-2017 3:30 PM

DOI

10.33107/ubt-ic.2017.300

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Epidemiological Features of Tuberculosis in the region of Prizren

Durres, Albania

Tuberculosis is still one of disease with high incidence in the region of Prizren, but at a lower level than at the Country level. The aim of our research was analysis of epidemiological parameters of tuberculosis in region of Prizren, its trend and comparison of incidence at the Country level. In this study are used data from the Institute of Public Health in Prizren, registration forms of tuberculosis disease. The data are processed and analyzed using descriptive epidemiological method. For an analysis of the results and their expression in tables and graphs we use Microsoft Exell 2007. During the time period from 2011 to 2015 in the region of Prizren have registered 619 cases with tuberculosis. From them, 56.2% of cases were male and 43.8% were female. The largest number of cases registered was during 2013, while the most involved municipality at the region level was the municipality of Prizren. The age group most affected was 15-24 years old with 27.3% of the cases. Pulmonary tuberculosis was recorded in 428 cases and extra pulmonary tuberculosis in 191 cases. New cases have dominated with over 90% of cases, while recidivism was occurred in 10% of cases. The average incidence of tuberculosis in the region of Prizren for the period 2011- 2015 was 313.3 per 100,000 inhabitants, while at the country level was about 42.8 per 100,000 inhabitants. Incidence of tuberculosis has shown an upward trend in the region of Prizren, as well as at the country level. Most affected are adolescents and young people. This should be investigated further, and institutions need to be more active in the prevention and treatment of tuberculosis.