Body mass index and lung tuberculosis in Indonesia: A cross-sectional in Indonesia

Zarnuzi, Tri Yunis Miko Wahyono

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This study aims to determine the relationship of the Body Mass Index (BMI) to the incidence of Tuberculosis. This is a cross-sectional study. The subjects in this study were people aged ≥18 years who were interviewed and had complete data. We investigated Tuberculosis-related factors in Indonesia associated with body mass index by controlling other confounding variables. Statistical analysis with p value <0.05 was considered significant. The prevalence of tuberculosis in respondents is 1%. Chi square test showed a significant relationship between body mass index and tuberculosis (p <0.001). Multivariate analysis showed that people with thin BMI were 2.54 times at risk of tuberculosis compared to people with normal BMI. Active discovery of Tuberculosis cases must be carried out to increase the number of case finding by involving the participation of the community and across sectors.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2063-2068
Number of pages6
JournalIndian Journal of Public Health Research and Development
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2019


  • Body mass index
  • Cross-sectional
  • Indonesia
  • Tuberculosis


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