Original Article

A Study on the Prevalence and Care of Pulmonary Tuberculosis of Woman University Students

Sam Sop Choi, Jong Suk Kim, Kee Yong Lee
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Department of Preventive Medicine, College of Medicine, Ewha Womans University, Korea.
Department of Internal Medicine, College of Medicine, Ewha Womans University, Korea.
Corresponding author: Kee Yong Lee. Department of Internal Medicine, College of Medicine, Ewha Womans University, Korea.

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Published Online: Jul 24, 2015


In order to know the prevalence and care of pulmonary tuberculosis of woman students, a study was done by analyzing student tuberculosis care records registered in Ewha Womans University Health Center during the year of 1982-1984. The results were as follows;1) The annual prevalence rate of pulmonary tuberculosis was 8.6 per 1,000 students in 1982, 6.3 in 1983 and 5.6 in 1984. 2) According to the grade the annual prevalence rate of freshmen was 15.2 per 1,000 in 1982, 14.2 in 1983 and 11.6 in 1984, sophomer was 5.2, 1.6 and 4.4, junior was 4.6, 6.2 and 3.3, and senior was 5.6, 1.8 and 2.7, respectively. 3) During the year, of 1982-1984, the case distribution of tuberculosis by registered source was 44.5% by the entrance physical examination, 47.5% by the annual physical examination, 5.2% by the university health center medical service clinic, 1.0% from the university hospital notification and 1.9% by other sources. 4) The proportion of minimal and moderate advanced pulmonary tuberculosis in the registered student was 90.0% and 10.0% in 1982, 95.9% and 4.1% in 1983, and 89.8% and 10.2% in 1984, respectively. 5) The proportion of those using drugs was 73.2% in MZ group(Ethambutol+INH) and 16.8% in R group(Rifampin+Ethambutol+INH) during the year of 1982-1984. 6) The average medicated durations of the minimal pulmonary tuberculosis group were 11.5±4.5(month) in 1983 and 10.7±2.4(month) in 1984. And those of the moderate advanced pulmonary tuberculosis group were 18.0±9.2(month) in 1983 and 16.0±4.2(month) in 1984. 7) During the year of 1982-1984, the average medicated durations of the group by registered source were 11.7±5.8(month) in the group registered by enterace physical examination and 9.9±3.4(month) in the group by annual physical examination.