Measuring Social Determinants of Health and Associated Health Factors on ‘Tuberculosis in Diabetes’ among Pre-Older to Older Adults

Seminar No. 1191
5 ตุลาคม 2565 เวลา 12:30-13:30 น.

Speaker: Md.Nadim Reza


In recent years, the prevalence of Diabetes Mellitus (DM) coincide with Tuberculosis (TB) has increased, especially in low- and middle-income countries. Poor socio-economic conditions, malnutrition, crowded and unsanitary living conditions, sex, geographic location, health behaviors, and inadequate infrastructures of TB control programs may contribute to high incidences of TB-DM co-epidemic. However, intersecting TB with other health issues particularly non-communicable diseases (NCDs) including DM, chronic lung disease, kidney disease, lever disease, cardiovascular disease has evolved as a critical clinical and public health challenge. The coexistence of this dual burden of TB-DM is significantly associated with an increased risk of treatment failure, relapse, and ultimately death. Eventually, the TB-DM comorbidity has become a public health threat that requires a view on epidemiological susceptibility (incidence, distribution, and other factors relating to health), thus may help on taking urgent measures on preventing and managing this dual burden.