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Prevention and Control of Tuberculosis in Correctional Institutions: Recommendations, Advisory Committee for Elimination of Tuberculosis

JAMA. 1989;262(23):3258-3262. doi:10.1001/jama.1989.03430230028009.
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The incidence for the population at large was calculated as follows: (total number of cases reported to CDC in 1988 divided by total population) × 100,000.
Incidence for correctional inmates was approximated from a point prevalence as follows: (AIDS patients in the system at the time of the survey divided by current inmate population of the system) × 100,000. Data on number of cases by year reported are not available for most correctional systems. The method used may underestimate the actual annual incidence in a correctional system.

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