- Autores: Alves LS, Arcêncio RA, Arroyo LH, Berra TZ, Chiaravalloti Neto F, Fronteira I, Garcia MCDC, Palha PF, Popolin MP, Queiroz AAR, Ramos ACV, Santos DTD, Yamamura M
- Ano de Publicação: 2017
- Journal: Revista da Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Tropical
- Link: http://www.scielo.br/scielo.php?script=sci_arttext&pid=S0037-86822017000500693
Tuberculosis (TB) is the most common infectious disease in the world. The authors aimed to analyze the spatial risk of tuberculosis mortality and to verify associations in high-risk areas with social vulnerability.
They performed an ecological study. In addition, they used scan statistic to detect areas at risk, and the Bivariate Moran Index to verify relationships between variables.
The results showed that high-risk areas of tuberculosis mortality were statistically significantly associated with domain 2 of the Social Vulnerability Index (I=0.010; p=0.001).
This study provides evidence regarding areas with high risk and that vulnerability is a determinant of TB mortality.