Sex Differences in Tuberculosis Burden and Notifications in Low- and Middle-Income Countries: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis

Katherine C. Horton, Peter MacPherson, Rein M. G. J. Houben, Richard G. White, Elizabeth L. Corbett

Tuberculosis (TB) case notification rates are usually higher in men than in women, but notification data are insufficient to measure sex differences in disease burden. This review set out to systematically investigate whether sex ratios in case notifications reflect differences in disease prevalence and to identify gaps in access to and/or utilisation of diagnostic services.

September 23, 2016
Year of publication
2016
Resource types
Journal and research articles, Systematic reviews
Tags
case notification, TB, tuberculosis, sex differences, diagnostic services, low- and middle-income countries (LIMCs), high-risk groups, TB screening, TB diagnosis, gender equity, TB services

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