Accession Number : ADA309885

Title :   Annual US Air Force Tuberculosis Report, 1995.

Descriptive Note : Final technical rept. for 1995,

Corporate Author : ARMSTRONG LAB BROOKS AFB TX AEROSPACE MEDICINE DIRECTORATE

Personal Author(s) : Miller, Joy M. ; Puckett, Martin A.

PDF Url : ADA309885

Report Date : MAY 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 14

Abstract : This report evaluates the 1995 US Air Force (USAF) Tuberculosis (TB) Prevention and Control Program. The report analyzes TB mortality, morbidity, and tuberculosis screening data from 88 medical treatment facilities worldwide. The data are compared to US tuberculosis incidence data and to USAF morbidity and screening data for 1992-1994. In 1995, there were no reported deaths attributed to tuberculosis. Among USAF active duty personnel, the tuberculosis incidence rate continued to decline (1995 incidence per 100,000 personnel was 0.49 compared to 1994 incidence of 0.71). Out of the 131,883 TB skin tests (TSTs) administered to active duty personnel, 2,940 were eligible for isoniazid (INH) therapy. Among the nonactive duty population, there were 93,201 TSTs administered. A total of 2,467 nonactive duty persons were positive reactors under 35 years of age or recent converters (71.2% placed on INH).

Descriptors :   *MILITARY MEDICINE, *INFECTIOUS DISEASES, *MEDICAL SERVICES, *TUBERCULOSIS, *SKIN TESTS, CONTROL, AIR FORCE PERSONNEL, ACTIVE DUTY, PERSONNEL, DEATH, ISONIAZID, PEACEKEEPING.

Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE