Wpg Free Press: Study forms profile of Manitoba’s TB victims
A new study is providing a starting point for researchers aiming to lower rates of tuberculosis in the province, particularly among First Nations people.
“(It gave) us a sense of how many people in Manitoba are being treated (for tuberculosis), and who those people are — their characteristics and how they use the health-care system,” the report’s lead author, Lisa Lix, said.
The study was conducted by a team at the Manitoba Centre for Health Policy (MCHP) at the U of M’s Max Rady College of Medicine. Researchers linked the province’s tuberculosis registry (which has information about all active cases) to the MCHP’s population research data repository (which carries anonymous, comprehensive data on Manitobans ranging from health care to education).