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Health Indicator Report of Latent TB Infection Treatment Completion Rate

If not treated properly, tuberculosis (TB) disease can be fatal. TB bacteria usually attack the lungs but may attack any part of the body. The bacteria are typically spread through the air when a person with TB disease of the lungs or throat expels tiny airborne particles which people nearby can breathe in and become infected. Early detection and treatment of TB are essential to control the spread of the disease and to prevent outbreaks.[https://www.cdc.gov/tb/topic/basics/default.htm ^1^]

Notes

This is Healthy New Jersey 2020 (HNJ2020) Objective TB-3.

Data Source

Tuberculosis Information Management System, Tuberculosis Control Program, Division of HIV, STD, and TB Services, New Jersey Department of Health, [http://www.nj.gov/health/hivstdtb/tb/]

Definition

Percent of persons completing treatment for latent tuberculosis infection (LTBI) who, during the contact investigations of AFB sputum-smear positive TB cases, have been found to have LTBI and initiated treatment

Numerator

Number of persons completing treatment for latent tuberculosis infection (LTBI) who, during the contact investigations of AFB sputum-smear positive TB cases, have been found to have LTBI and initiated treatment

Denominator

Number of persons who, during the contact investigations of AFB sputum-smear positive TB cases, have been found to have LTBI and initiated treatment

Healthy People Objective: Increase the treatment completion rate of contacts to sputum smear-positive cases who are diagnosed with latent tuberculosis infection and started LTBI treatment

U.S. Target: 79.0 percent
State Target: 79.0 percent

Other Objectives

'''Healthy New Jersey 2020 Objective TB-3''': Increase the treatment completion rate of contacts to sputum smear-positive cases who are diagnosed with latent tuberculosis infection (LTBI) and started LTBI treatment to 79%.

How Are We Doing?

The Healthy New Jersey 2020 target has been met in four of the seven years it's been tracked.

What Is Being Done?

The [http://www.state.nj.us/health/hivstdtb/tb/ Tuberculosis Control Program] supports TB ambulatory care activities (clinical evaluation, treatment, prevention and epidemiology) at the county, municipal, and institutional level through the provision of health service grant funds, staff, medication, consultation, and education. The program also collaborates closely with the [http://globaltb.njms.rutgers.edu/ New Jersey Medical School's Global TB Institute] at Rutgers University to provide training.

Health Program Information

NJDOH Tuberculosis Control Program: [http://www.state.nj.us/health/hivstdtb/tb/]
Page Content Updated On 09/14/2017, Published on 09/19/2017
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