Determinants of TB Case Detection in Nigeria: A Survey

  •  Daniel Okuonghae    
  •  Sunday Omosigho    


This paper presents results from a survey carried out in Benin City, Nigeria to determine factors that could enhance the case detection rate for tuberculosis. Studies have shown that while the treatment rate is impressive, notification rates over the last decade have been discouraging. Results from the survey identified four key factors that must be combined to increase case detection rates. These factors are effective awareness programme, active cough identification, associated cost factor for treatment of identified cases, stepping up screening exercises and conducting routine tests at regular intervals especially in high population density areas.

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