Are current case-finding methods under-diagnosing tuberculosis among women in Myanmar? An analysis of operational data from Yangon and the nationwide prevalence survey
In Myanmar, 34 percent of nationally reported cases of tuberculosis (TB) are from women. The findings from this study suggest that socio-demographic and health service factors may influence TB case finding between men and women, resulting in barriers that drive lower TB case finding among women. Improving the sensitivity of tuberculosis diagnostic tools and methods at the township level could reduce these differences.