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Completion of screening for latent tuberculosis infection among immigrants

  • A. C. C. CARVALHO (a1), N. SALERI (a1), I. EL-HAMAD (a1) (a2), S. TEDOLDI (a1), S. CAPONE (a1), M. C. PEZZOLI (a1), M. ZACCARIA (a2), A. PIZZOCOLO (a2), C. SCARCELLA (a2) and A. MATTEELLI (a1)
  • DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0950268804003061
  • Published online: 17 November 2004
Abstract

The objective of our study was to evaluate the sociodemographic factors associated with completion of screening for latent tuberculosis infection (LTBI) among undocumented immigrants in Brescia, Italy. Screening for LTBI was offered to 649 immigrants; 213 (33%) immigrants completed the first step of screening; only 44% (55/124) of individuals with a positive tuberculin skin test result started treatment for LTBI. The univariate analysis showed that being unmarried, of Senegalese nationality and being interviewed by a health-care worker with the same native language as the immigrant were significantly associated with completion of screening for LTBI. In the multiple logistic regression, being interviewed in the native language of the health-care worker (OR 2·5, 95% CI 1·3–4·8, P=0·004) and being of Senegalese origin (OR 2·3, 95% CI 1·4–3·6, P=0·0005) were independently associated with adherence to LTBI screening. Our results suggest that knowledge of the sociodemographic characteristics of immigrants, and the participation of health-care workers of the same cultural origin as the immigrant during the visits, can be an important tool to improve completion of screening for LTBI.

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Dr A. C. C. Carvalho, Institute of Infectious and Tropical Diseases, University of Brescia, Piazza Spedali Civili, 1. 25125, Brescia, Italy. (Email: A.Carvalho@libero.it)
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