Pulmonary Tuberculosis Cases Rate by Gender in the North Buton Regency in the 2018-2020 Period
Tuberculosis (TB) is a debilitating chronic infectious disease that affects more than a third of the global population. This study was designed to investigate different peripheral blood parameters and risk factors in TB patients. The objective of this study is to describe the cases of pulmonary tuberculosis by gender in the North Buton Regency in the 2018-2020 period. This is a survey research utilizing data from the health report of the Health Office of THE North Buton Regency in the period 2018-2020, which includes data on the cases of TB by gender. The research sample is TB patients. The type of research data is numerical. The research data is presented in the form of graphs with narration. The number of cases in the North Buton Regency by gender from year to year was higher in males and dominant at the Kulisusu Kambawo Health Center. This is related to the literature where men are at greater risk of developing pulmonary TB disease compared to women. Men smoke and drink alcohol compared to women. Smoking and drinking alcohol can lower the body’s immunity so that they are more susceptible to pulmonary TB disease.
Keywords: Tuberculosis, Gender, Male, Female
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