The change in blood glucose levels in tuberculosis patients before and during anti-tuberculosis treatment in China

Data analysis was performed using the chi-square test and multivariate logistic regression

Abstract

The authors aimed to observe:

  1. changes in fasting blood glucose (FBG) in tuberculosis (TB) patients before and during anti-TB treatment,

  2. whether FBG levels were stable or unstable

  3. baseline characteristics associated with an unstable FBG.

TB patients consecutively attended 6 clinics or hospitals. FBG measurements were made at months 0, 2 and 6. Data analysis was performed using the chi-square test and multivariate logistic regression.

This research was supported by the UK Department for International Development’s Operational Research Capacity Building Programme led by the International Union Against TB and Lung Disease (The Union)

Citation

Lin Y, Yuan Y, Zhao X, Liu J, Qiu L, He X, Bai Y, Li B, Zeng Z, Yang G, Meng X, Yuan C, Zheng H, Kang W, Harries AD. The change in blood glucose levels in tuberculosis patients before and during anti-tuberculosis treatment in China. Global Health Action. 2017;10(1):1289737.

The change in blood glucose levels in tuberculosis patients before and during anti-tuberculosis treatment in China

Published 4 May 2017