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MORBIDITY OF OCCUPATIONAL TUBERCULOSIS IN UKRAINE (1993-2008)

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Kundiev Y. I., Varyvonchyk D. V., Nahorna A. М., Sokolova М. P.

MORBIDITY OF OCCUPATIONAL TUBERCULOSIS IN UKRAINE (1993-2008)

SI «Institute for Occupational Health of AMS of Ukraine», Kyiv

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The morbidity of occupational tuberculosis (OTB) in Ukraine makes 0,95 % of all other occupational pathology. Annually 55 cases of OTB are recorded in Ukraine, on the average, (cumulative number of patients for the period of 1993—2008 — 880). Among patients with OTB of lungs women are prevailing (82,9 %). The highest morbidity rates for OTB are recorded in oblasts with high morbidity rates of tuberculosis (TB) for the population (r = 0,70, p < 0,05). The maximum cumulative number of patients with OTB has been recorded among persons of able-to work age — from 20 to 49 years old (80,1 %) with the length of experience from 1 to 24 years (83,2 % of all cases) and with the maximum — 5—14 years (40,4 %). 94,3 % of all caseB of OTB recorded among public health workers. The highest number of patients with OTB are recorded in occupational groups: nurses (40,6 %), physicians (23,9 %), young nurses (20,8 %) and others (bacteriologists, assistants, disinfectors, laundresses, preparators (14,7 %). OTB has been recorded only among 16,5 % workers of anti-tuberculosis establishments. Measures have been proposed for improvement of actions, directed at detection and recording of cases of OTB by tuberculosis and occupational health services.

Key words: tuberculosis, occupational diseases, epidemiology, Ukraine

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