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Table 2 Follow-up results of individuals evaluated twice (T1 and T2) in the cohort

From: Spatial epidemiology and serologic cohorts increase the early detection of leprosy

Serology (T1)a Households visited People examined New cases detected in T2 (%)b Paucibacillary Multibacillary
Positive 113 148 33 (22.3 %) 7 26
Negative 76 106 10 (9.4 %) 2 8
Total 131c 254 43 (16.9 %) 9 34
  1. aT1 = First evaluation. T2 = second evaluation performed 2 years later
  2. bThe difference is statistically significant (p = 0.027). Fisher’s exact test
  3. cAt most times, both positive and negative subjects shared the same household