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Consequently, smoking is a larger contributor to the TB disease burden for men. Although we have reasons to believe that men had a higher smoking consumption than women, since COPD Horny women in Columbus, KY more frequent among the first, we could not properly measure the prevalence of smoking by gender in our study population.
Finally, as we only compared the distribution of these risk factors in a Free sex ads Gunnison of TB patients, we can only conjecture that these may explain the gender gap in TB notification rate.
In conclusion, the predominance of males among TB patients is striking in the Portuguese population. Our suggest that the higher prevalence of TB risk factors among men may contribute to this male predominance.
Conflicts of interest The author has no conflicts of interest to declare.