ANTC41 Reading Summaries for Final Exams.docx

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Dean A Tripp

ANTC41 Reading Summaries for Final Exams Reading #9: Housing density, isolation, and tuberculosis in First Nations  Disproportionally high rates of overcrowding, isolation, and rates of TB in First Nations of Canada  TB rate was 18.9 per 100,000 in communities with average of 0.4-0.6 people per room (ppr)  Rate was 113 per 100,000 in communities with 1-1.2 ppr  Increase of 0.1 ppr was associated with a 40% increase in risk of equal/greater than 2 TB cases  Increase of $10,000 income associated with 0.25 TB risk  Community Isolation causes increased risk 2.5 times  TB incidence is higher in communities isolated from health services  Although an increase in community income was associated with a decreased risk of TB, income levels were higher in isolated communities where TB incidence is higher. Probably due to cost of living resulting in higher salaries given  Variables associated with TB include poverty, unemployment and homelessness  Neighbourhood poverty increases risk of TB  First nations people with income of
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