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Impact of tea drinking upon tuberculosis: a neglected issue

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Public Health, May 2015
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Title
Impact of tea drinking upon tuberculosis: a neglected issue
Published in
BMC Public Health, May 2015
DOI 10.1186/s12889-015-1855-6
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Mengshi Chen, Jing Deng, Wufei Li, Dan Lin, Congxu Su, Mian Wang, Xun Li, Benjamin Kwaku Abuaku, Hongzhuan Tan, Shi Wu Wen

Abstract

Tuberculosis (TB) is a global public health issue posing serious harm to the human health. Many studies have suggested that smoking and excessive alcohol consumption are risk factors for TB. Laboratory evidence suggests that EGCG in tea leaves can arrest the growth of tubercle bacillus. Can drinking tea lead to decreased susceptibility of TB in humans? A total of 574 TB patients and 582 healthy controls were recruited to participate in this case-control study. Self-designed questionnaire was used to collect data. Unconditioned logistic regression analysis was conducted to identify the associations between tea drinking and TB. Tea drinking has a negative association with TB, with OR = 0.583(0.423, 0.804) and P < 0.05. Drinking black tea, oolong and green tea are all negative association with TB, with OR being 0.683(0.517, 0.902), 0.674(0.508, 0.894) and 0.534(0.349, 0.817) respectively and P < 0.05. Trend χ (2) test indicated a decreasing risk for TB with increased tea consumption, with P < 0.05. There is a significance negative association between tea drinking and TB. Promoting the consumption of tea as the daily drink among populations, particularly those with high TB risk, may reduce the incidence of TB in the populations.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Indonesia 1 2%
Unknown 40 98%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 7 17%
Student > Master 6 15%
Other 5 12%
Student > Postgraduate 5 12%
Student > Bachelor 2 5%
Other 8 20%
Unknown 8 20%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 15 37%
Nursing and Health Professions 6 15%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 3 7%
Immunology and Microbiology 2 5%
Environmental Science 1 2%
Other 4 10%
Unknown 10 24%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 4. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 16 May 2016.
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#5,952,491
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#6,446
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#80,127
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Outputs of similar age from BMC Public Health
#1
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