Articles

Basta PC, Marques M, Oliveira RL, Cunha EA, Resendes AP, Souza-Santos R, Social inequalities and tuberculosis: an analysis by race/color in Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil, 2013, Rev Saude Publica;47(5):854-64.

This paper analyse the socio-demographic inequalities in TB and the factors associated with abandoning of treatment. The paper points out that while indigenous people have higher proportion of TB incidence, poor program performance was strongly associated with abandoning treatment and death.

Rahman MH, Singh A, Socio-economic inequalities in the risk of diseases and associated risk factors in India, 2011, Journal of Public Health and Epidemiology Vol. 3(11), pp. 520-528.

Using Indian Human Development Survey (2004-05) this paper points out that 1) there are significant socio-economic inequalities in the risk of diseases in India, 2) diabetes and high blood pressure are associated with affluence, 3) no sufficient evidence to suggest that TB and mental illness are associated with poverty and 4) the risk factors likes moking, drinking, and tobacco use are concentrated more among the poorer sections of the society.

G.M. Craig, A. Daftary, N. Engel, S. O’Driscoll, A. Ioannaki, Tuberculosis stigma as a social determinant of health: a systematic mapping review of research in low incidence countries, 2017, International Journal of Infectious Diseases, 56, 90-100.

This systematic review paper was conducted for the purpose of mapping out research into TB related stigma in low incidence countries with special focus on the on the methods employed to measure stigma, the conceptual frameworks used to understand stigma, and whether structural factors were theorized. The study points out the paucity of conceptual models and theories about how the social and structural determinants intersect with stigma.

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