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Analysis of the geographical distribution of cases of leprosy. Rio de Janeiro, 2001-2012

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Title
Analysis of the geographical distribution of cases of leprosy. Rio de Janeiro, 2001-2012
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Ciência & Saúde Coletiva, May 2017
DOI 10.1590/1413-81232017225.24422015
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Renata Gracie, Julia Novaes de Barros Peixoto, Fabiane Bertoni dos Reis Soares, Mariana de Andrea Vilas-Boas Hacker

Abstract

Studies have demonstrated that the geographical distribution of leprosy is related to different socioeconomic factors. This article aims to study the geographical distribution of leprosy in the state of Rio de Janeiro. The cases of leprosy reported in the 2001-2012 period were mapped according to municipality. Epidemiological and socioeconomic indicators were calculated. The ArcMap program was used for the construction of maps and Earth View to calculate the Bayesian rate. It was observed that leprosy is presented in hyper-endemic levels especially in the metropolitan area. However, there is also a reduction of the detection rate in the most recent study period. In municipalities in the metropolitan region and the north western region detection in children under 15 is high, indicating an active transmission situation. In municipalities in the south-central region and especially in the coastal region, there was a high proportion of cases diagnosed with level II disability, reflecting late diagnosis. There was no linear correlation between socioeconomic indicators and leprosy rate. These results contribute to the analysis of the geographical distribution of leprosy, important for the identification of areas for resource allocation, aiming to control and eliminate the disease.

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Unknown 37 100%

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Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 10 27%
Student > Master 9 24%
Researcher 4 11%
Student > Doctoral Student 3 8%
Student > Ph. D. Student 2 5%
Other 5 14%
Unknown 4 11%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Nursing and Health Professions 15 41%
Medicine and Dentistry 8 22%
Social Sciences 4 11%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 3 8%
Veterinary Science and Veterinary Medicine 1 3%
Other 1 3%
Unknown 5 14%
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