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Revista da Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Tropical

Print version ISSN 0037-8682On-line version ISSN 1678-9849

Abstract

BERRA, Thaís Zamboni et al. Spatial risk of tuberculosis mortality and social vulnerability in Northeast Brazil. Rev. Soc. Bras. Med. Trop. [online]. 2017, vol.50, n.5, pp.693-697. ISSN 0037-8682.  https://doi.org/10.1590/0037-8682-0160-2017.

INTRODUCTION:

Tuberculosis (TB) is the most common infectious disease in the world. We aimed to analyze the spatial risk of tuberculosis mortality and to verify associations in high-risk areas with social vulnerability.

METHODS:

This was an ecological study. The scan statistic was used to detect areas at risk, and the Bivariate Moran Index was used to verify relationships between variables.

RESULTS:

High-risk areas of tuberculosis mortality were statistically significantly associated with domain 2 of the Social Vulnerability Index (I=0.010; p=0.001).

CONCLUSIONS:

This study provides evidence regarding areas with high risk and that vulnerability is a determinant of TB mortality.

Keywords : Tuberculosis; Social vulnerability; Spatial analysis.

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