In South Africa, the number of men dying from TB is 70 percent more than that of women. South Africa Contributes Alarming Rate Of TB CasesScientists recently conducted research to establish the different factors that explain the high rates of TB among men in South Africa. The TB model has been integrated with the existing Thembisa HIV model. The model showed that between 1990 and 2019, South African men developed TB and their death rates remained consistently higher than women. Other factors contributing to the higher TB epidemic among certain risk men include excessive alcohol consumption, smoking, diabetes and undernutrition.
Source: News 24 October 01, 2023 01:31 UTC