Slide 070 Epidemiologic Basis of Tuberculosis Control
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Adjusted for the small differences in the prevalence of infection, the male-to-female ratio clearly shows that males have a smaller risk of tuberculosis than females across most age groups. Or, conversely, women of the age 20 to 24 years have a more than 20% higher risk of tuberculosis than men if they are infected with M. tuberculosis.
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