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Table 2 Data screened from the articles inserted in the review from January 2003 to May 2013

From: Individual and social vulnerabilities upon acquiring tuberculosis: a literature systematic review

Ref. Country Year Type of Study Sample/Data aggregation Aspects that characterize higher social and individual vulnerability to TB
[8] Brazil 2012 Ecological Health administrative areas Low income and educational levels
[25] Brazil 2012 Descriptive (quantitative) 40 nurses and 36 nursing students Lack of knowledge on the disease
[15] Brazil 2011 Transversal 106 students Age group 20–49 years, lack of knowledge on the disease
[10] Brazil 2012 Transversal Notified data on all TB patients Low income level, difficulty accessing information and health services, intense border crossing, indigenous people
[9] Brazil 2012 Descriptive case study 55 subjects (36 health professionals and 19 TB patients Low income and educational levels, number of people per household
[13] Brazil 2005 Descriptive retrospective 532 TB patients’ medical records Elderly patients
[20] Brazil 2005 Prospective and retrospective* 9 indigenous communities Indigenous people
[38] Chile 2012 Case control Secondary data of 473 cases and 507 control Diabetes Mellitus patients
[12] South Africa 2010 Transversal 1,080 participants living in 336 dwellings (173 houses and 163 shanties) Low income level (poor living conditions)
[30] Tajikistan 2011 Transversal 509 migrating workers Migrants
[18] Índia 2011 Qualitative (Focal groups and interviews) 44 TB patients, 8 health professionals and 8 TB patients’ family members Excessive alcohol intake
[17] Pakistan 2012 Cohort retrospective 6,613 children under 15 in contact with TB patients Contact with infected/bacilliferous people
[19] Hungary 2009 Transversal 186 IV drug users Use of IV drugs
[24] Brazil 2011 Descriptive (qualitative) 19 TB patients Lack of knowledge on the disease
[5] Brazil 2010 Descriptive (exploratory) 26 TB patients Low educational level, difficulty accessing information and health services, number of people sharing the same sleeping room
[11] Brazil 2012 Descriptive case study 1 TB Control Program Team and 1 Family Health Team Low income level (poor living conditions), malnutrition, unemployment or excessive working hours, excessive alcohol intake and use of other drugs
[22] Brazil 2007 Descriptive 81 nursing workers Lack of knowledge on the disease
[14] Brazil 2013 Qualitative 7 TB patients Elderly patients
[23] Madrid 2009 Transversal 75 TB patients Lack of knowledge on the disease
[21] Europe 2006 Transversal Representatives of 22 countries Prison inmates
[16] Washington 2006 Cohort - Homeless
[7] Pakistan 2003 Transversal 386 prisoners Prison inmates
  1. *Transversal, cohort, documental, review - a large number of objectives were used, and many studies within the same research project were performed with different methodologies.
  2. Source: Database 2013.