Estimates of tuberculosis progression rate of children in China

Hui Cao, Yicang Zhou, Fred Brauer

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In this paper, a discrete mathematical model is formulated to describe tuberculosis (TB) progression from latent infection to active disease. The data of national TB epidemiology surveys in China are taken to estimate the TB progression rate for children aged 0-14 years. The progression rate obtained in this paper gives a detailed and better estimate of TB progression rate among children.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)663-673
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of biological dynamics
Issue number2
StatePublished - Mar 2012


  • children tuberculosis
  • discrete TB model
  • latent infection
  • progression rate

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Ecology


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