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Data_Sheet_1_The incidence of tuberculous pleurisy in mainland China from 2005 to 2018.docx (707.77 kB)

Data_Sheet_1_The incidence of tuberculous pleurisy in mainland China from 2005 to 2018.docx

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posted on 2023-06-15, 15:50 authored by Shuhan Chen, Yi Wang, Yuan Zhan, Changyu Liu, Qi Wang, Jie Feng, Yufeng Li, Huilong Chen, Zhilin Zeng
Background

Currently, tuberculous pleurisy (TP) remains a serious problem affecting global public health, including in China. Our purpose was to comprehensively understand and identify the incidence of TP in mainland China between 2005 and 2018.

Methods

The data on registered TP cases from 2005 to 2018 were acquired from the National Tuberculosis Information Management System. We analyzed the demographics, epidemiology, and time-space distribution of TP patients. Then, the effects of potentially influential factors on TP incidences, such as medical expenses per capita, GDP per capita, and population density, were assessed using the Spearman correlation coefficient.

Results

The incidence of TP increased in mainland China from 2005 to 2018, with a mean incidence of 2.5 per 100,000 population. Interestingly, spring was the peak season for TP, with more notified cases. Tibet, Beijing, Xinjiang, and Inner Mongolia had the highest mean annual incidence. A moderate positive relationship was found between TP incidence, medical expenses per capita, and GDP per capita.

Conclusions

The notified incidence of TP had an elevated trend from 2005 to 2018 in mainland China. The findings of this study provide insight into the knowledge of TP epidemiology in the country, which can help optimize resource allocation to reduce the TP burden.

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