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Racial differences in tuberculosis infection in United States communities: the coronary artery risk development in young adults study.

  • Author(s): Nahid, Payam
  • Horne, David J
  • Jarlsberg, Leah G
  • Reiner, Alexander P
  • Osmond, Dennis
  • Hopewell, Philip C
  • Bibbins-Domingo, Kirsten
  • et al.

Previously reported associations between race/ethnicity and tuberculosis infection have lacked sufficient adjustment for socioeconomic factors. We analyzed race/ethnicity and self-reported tuberculosis infection data from the Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults (CARDIA) study, a well-characterized cohort of 5115 black and white participants, and found that after adjusting for sociodemographic and clinical factors, black participants were more likely to report tuberculosis infection and/or disease (odds ratio, 2.0; 95% confidence interval, 1.5-2.9).

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