Undocumented migrants in Switzerland: geographical origin versus legal status as risk factor for tuberculosis.

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ID Serval
serval:BIB_81818C2311F0
Type
Article: article d'un périodique ou d'un magazine.
Collection
Publications
Titre
Undocumented migrants in Switzerland: geographical origin versus legal status as risk factor for tuberculosis.
Périodique
Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health
Auteur(s)
Wolff H., Janssens J.P., Bodenmann P., Meynard A., Delhumeau C., Rochat T., Sudre P., Costanza M.C., Gaspoz J.M., Morabia A.
ISSN
1557-1920[electronic]
Statut éditorial
Publié
Date de publication
2010
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
12
Numéro
1
Pages
18-23
Langue
anglais
Notes
Publication types: Journal Article
Résumé
Undocumented migrants, meaning migrants without a legal residency permit, come to Geneva from countries with high tuberculosis (TB) incidence. We estimate here whether being undocumented is a determinant of TB, independently of origin. Cross-sectional study including undocumented migrants in a TB screening program in 2002; results were compared to 12,904 age and frequency matched participants in a general TB screening program conducted at various workplaces in Geneva, Switzerland from 1992 to 2002. A total of 206 undocumented migrants (36% male, 64% female, mean age 37.8 years (SD 11.8), 82.5% from Latin America) participated in the TB screening program. Compared to legal residents, undocumented migrants had an adjusted OR for TB-related fibrotic signs of 1.7 (95% CI 0.8;3.7). The OR of TB-related fibrotic signs for Latin American (vs. other) origin was 2.7 (95% CI 1.6;4.7) among legal residents and 5.5 (95% CI 2.8;10.8) among undocumented migrants. Chest X-ray screening identified a higher proportion of TB-related fibrotic signs among Latin Americans, independently of their residency status.
Pubmed
Web of science
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12/02/2010 12:49
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03/03/2018 18:48
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