Journal article

Tuberculosis among children, adolescents and young adults in the Philippines: a surveillance report

K Snow, R Yadav, J Denholm, S Sawyer, S Graham

WESTERN PACIFIC SURVEILLANCE AND RESPONSE | WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION, REGIONAL OFFICE WESTERN PACIFIC | Published : 2018

Abstract

The Philippines, a country with a young population, is currently experiencing an intense and persistent tuberculosis epidemic. We analysed patient-based national surveillance data to investigate the epidemiology of reported tuberculosis among children (aged 0-9 years), adolescents (aged 10-19 years) and young adults (aged 20-24 years) to better understand the burden of disease and treatment outcomes in these age groups. Descriptive analyses were performed to assess age-related patterns in notifications and treatment outcomes. Data quality was assessed against international benchmarks at the national and regional levels. Overall, 27.3% of tuberculosis notifications for the Philippines in 2015..

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Funding Acknowledgements

This work was supported by the Australian National Health and Medical Research Council Centre for Research Excellence in Tuberculosis (NHMRC TB-CRE) and by the Henry and Rachael Ackman Travelling Scholarship.