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Table 3 Follow-up results of subjects evaluated in “positive and negative houses” at T1 and T2a

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

Group (T1)a Households visited People examined New cases detected in T2 (%)* Paucibacillary Multibacillary
“Positive house” 113 483 84 (17.4 %) 27 57
“Negative house” 18 95 7 (7.4 %) 2 5
Total 131 578 91 (15.7 %) 29 62
  1. * p < 0.05 - Fisher’s exact test
  2. a“Positive house” = household with at least 1 seropositive dweller. “Negative house” = household with only seronegative dwellers