Objetive: To describe the social and demographic characteristics of immigrant patients diagnosed of tuberculosis in the Community of Madrid. Participants and method: Descriptive study. The information was gathered from the patients diagnosed in 15 hospitals of the Community of Madrid, and 3 primary health Red Cross facilities. Criteria for inclusion: to be tuberculosis diagnosed during the year 2003, to be economic immigrant, to be older than 15 year-old, and not to be in prison. Results: 312 persons were identified. 296 were included in the study. Main nationalities: Ecuador (27.4%) and Morocco (19.3%). The 18.9% of the population does not have health insurance. The time between the arrival to Spain and the illness was 29.5 months. The 66.9% of the cases lived with some relatives. The 63.2% of the active population worked in the informal economy. The main risk factors was to be risk drinker. Conclusions: To know the social and sanitary situation of immigrant patients diagnosed of tuberculosis is base to adapt the control programs to a new epidemiologist and social situation.
Sanz Barbero, B., & Blasco Hernández, T. (2007). Características sociodemográficas de la población inmigrante diagnosticada de tuberculosis en la Comunidad de Madrid. Gaceta Sanitaria, 21(2), 142–146. https://doi.org/10.1157/13101041