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dc.creatorMartelli, Celina Maria Turchi-
dc.creatorMorais Neto, Otaliba Libânio de-
dc.creatorAndrade, Ana Lúcia Sampaio Sgambatti de-
dc.creatorSilva, Simonne Almeida e-
dc.creatorSilva, I. M.-
dc.creatorZicker, Fábio-
dc.date.accessioned2018-06-27T13:04:09Z-
dc.date.available2018-06-27T13:04:09Z-
dc.date.issued1995-
dc.identifier.citationMARTELLI, C. M. T. et. al. Spatial patterns of leprosy in an urban area of central Brazil. Bulletin of the World Health Organization, Geneva, v. 73, n. 3, p. 315-319, 1995.pt_BR
dc.identifier.issn0042-9686-
dc.identifier.urihttp://repositorio.bc.ufg.br/handle/ri/15318-
dc.description.abstractReported is the spatial variation of leprosy in an urban area of Brazil and its correlation with socioeconomic indicators. From November 1991 to October 1992 a total of 752 newly diagnosed leprosy patients who were attending all outpatient clinics in Goiania city, central Brazil, were identified. A database of leprosy cases was set up linking patients' addresses to 64 urban districts. Leprosy cases were detected in 86% of the districts and three risk strata were identified. The highest-risk area for leprosy was in the outskirts of the city and detection rates increased on moving from more developed to poorer areas. The risk of detecting leprosy cases was 5.3-fold greater (95% Cl: 3.8-7.4) in the outskirts of the town than in the central zone. Discussed are the methodological issues related to leprosy case ascertainment, completeness and reliability of information, and the interpretation of the spatial distribution of leprosy per unit area. Highlighted also are the lack of leprosy control activities in primary health care units and the usefulness of geographical analysis in planning health services.pt_BR
dc.language.isoengpt_BR
dc.rightsAcesso Abertopt_BR
dc.titleSpatial patterns of leprosy in an urban area of central Brazilpt_BR
dc.typeArtigopt_BR
dc.publisher.countrySuicapt_BR
dc.publisher.departmentInstituto de Patologia Tropical e Saúde Pública - IPTSP (RG)pt_BR
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