A SHORT REPORT ON TUBERCULOSIS IN DISTRICT DIR
(LOWER) KHYBER PAKHTUNKHWA PAKISTAN
T. Ahmad (Eds.).
. Reviews of Progress(November 2013)
The present study was conducted during July 2003 to December 2003 in
District Dir (Lower) Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Pakistan. The purpose of the present study is
to describe the prevalence of Tuberculosis (TB) among the local population visited to
health care center of Dir (Lower). A descriptive study was design. For the collection of
data a design performa was used. A total of 142 sputum samples from patients suspected
for pulmonary TB were collected from different Hospitals located in Dir (Lower), and
were studied under microscope. Out of the total 143 the 37 (26%) were positive for
Tuberculosis. In the present study female (59%) were more infected than male (41%).
Where the age is concern the high occurrence (84%) of TB was recorded in age group 15-
54 years, and the lowest was recorded (8%) in age group 0-14, 55 and above years. From
our finding it is concluded that Tuberculosis is still prevalent in the visited population to
health care center of Dir (Lower).