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.
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Revista Da Sociedade Brasileira De Medicina Tropical|
|Publication status||Published - 22 Nov 2017|
- Age Distribution
- Child, Preschool
- Geographic Information Systems
- Middle Aged
- Risk Assessment
- Risk Factors
- Sex Distribution
- Socioeconomic Factors
- Spatial Analysis
- Vulnerable Populations
- Young Adult
- Journal Article