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A study of tuberculosis among foreign-born Hispanic persons in the U.S. States bordering Mexico.
Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 1999 Mar; 159(3):834-7.AJ

Abstract

In 1996, 10% of the 20,973 U.S. tuberculosis (TB) cases were among foreign-born (FB) Hispanic persons, with the four states bordering Mexico accounting for 83% of FBH cases. Limited information is available on this population's health care seeking and migration practices and on differences between FB Hispanic patients in border and nonborder areas. Therefore, we conducted interviews and record reviews for all consenting FB Hispanic TB patients from eight counties bordering Mexico (BC; n = 167) and seven urban nonborder counties (NBC; n = 158) in these States during 1995-1997. BC patients had resided in the U.S. longer than NBC patients (17.4 versus 10.8 yr; p < 0.01), had immigrated more often from Mexican border communities (62.4% versus 25.4%; p < 0.01), and had returned to Mexico more often in the past 12 mo (71.5% versus 47.3%; p < 0. 01). TB symptoms were present for >/= 6 mo in 37% of BC and 34% of NBC patients. Binational collaboration is essential for improving TB control in both countries and should extend beyond border areas of Mexico.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Division of Tuberculosis Elimination, National Center for HIV/AIDS, Sexually Transmitted Diseases, and Tuberculosis Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.

Language

eng

PubMed ID

10051259

Citation

Wells, C D., et al. "A Study of Tuberculosis Among Foreign-born Hispanic Persons in the U.S. States Bordering Mexico." American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, vol. 159, no. 3, 1999, pp. 834-7.
Wells CD, Ocaña M, Moser K, et al. A study of tuberculosis among foreign-born Hispanic persons in the U.S. States bordering Mexico. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 1999;159(3):834-7.
Wells, C. D., Ocaña, M., Moser, K., Bergmire-Sweat, D., Mohle-Boetani, J. C., & Binkin, N. J. (1999). A study of tuberculosis among foreign-born Hispanic persons in the U.S. States bordering Mexico. American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, 159(3), 834-7.
Wells CD, et al. A Study of Tuberculosis Among Foreign-born Hispanic Persons in the U.S. States Bordering Mexico. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 1999;159(3):834-7. PubMed PMID: 10051259.
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TY - JOUR T1 - A study of tuberculosis among foreign-born Hispanic persons in the U.S. States bordering Mexico. AU - Wells,C D, AU - Ocaña,M, AU - Moser,K, AU - Bergmire-Sweat,D, AU - Mohle-Boetani,J C, AU - Binkin,N J, PY - 1999/3/2/pubmed PY - 1999/3/2/medline PY - 1999/3/2/entrez SP - 834 EP - 7 JF - American journal of respiratory and critical care medicine JO - Am J Respir Crit Care Med VL - 159 IS - 3 N2 - In 1996, 10% of the 20,973 U.S. tuberculosis (TB) cases were among foreign-born (FB) Hispanic persons, with the four states bordering Mexico accounting for 83% of FBH cases. Limited information is available on this population's health care seeking and migration practices and on differences between FB Hispanic patients in border and nonborder areas. Therefore, we conducted interviews and record reviews for all consenting FB Hispanic TB patients from eight counties bordering Mexico (BC; n = 167) and seven urban nonborder counties (NBC; n = 158) in these States during 1995-1997. BC patients had resided in the U.S. longer than NBC patients (17.4 versus 10.8 yr; p < 0.01), had immigrated more often from Mexican border communities (62.4% versus 25.4%; p < 0.01), and had returned to Mexico more often in the past 12 mo (71.5% versus 47.3%; p < 0. 01). TB symptoms were present for >/= 6 mo in 37% of BC and 34% of NBC patients. Binational collaboration is essential for improving TB control in both countries and should extend beyond border areas of Mexico. SN - 1073-449X UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/10051259/A_study_of_tuberculosis_among_foreign_born_Hispanic_persons_in_the_U_S__States_bordering_Mexico_ L2 - https://www.atsjournals.org/doi/10.1164/ajrccm.159.3.9712122?url_ver=Z39.88-2003&amp;rfr_id=ori:rid:crossref.org&amp;rfr_dat=cr_pub=pubmed DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -