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Estudo da mortalidade por tuberculose no municipio de Campinas-SP de 1970 a 2000

by Carmo Ferreira, Maria do

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Aim. To focus upon death rate due to tuberculosis as both a basic and an associated cause in the County of Campinas (State of São Paulo) during the period ranging from 1970 to the year 2000 according to gender, age and clinic form. Method. Tuberculosis death rate was analysed within the scope of each 100 thousand inhabitants. It was calculated according to data taken from the Vital Statistics System of the SEADE Foundation [Fundação SEADE] in conformity with gender, age and clinic form. The tuberculosis death rate indicators verification was accomplished by means of linear regression techniques in relation to tuberculosis as a basic cause and as an associated cause according to each of the variables concerned. Results. The death rate by tuberculosis as a basic cause decreased linearly from 1970 up to the 1993. From 1994 on, there had been an interruption in the decrease of mortality rates, except for the age groups of people under 20 and the ones from 60-69 years of age. Tuberculosis as an associated cause presented an increasing index from 1985 up to 1996, which coincide with endemic AIDS. From 1996 on, mortality decreased in relation to people aging up to 49 years of age. Other age groups death rate kept on reaching higher levels. Conclusions. The fall of tuberculosis death rates concerning people under 20 years of age can be mainly assigned to the high intradermic BCG vaccine coverage levels attained in the first year of age. The change in death rate fall tendency as a basic cause from 1994 on is not associated with endemic AIDS, which suggests operationalization problems in the actions to control tuberculosis in the area. AIDS implies noticeable influence on mortality by tuberculosis as an associated cause which linearly increased in the period ranging from 1985 to 1995. It decreased thereafter, coinciding with the introduction of therapies such as the antiretroviral ones.
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Advisor:Helenice Bosco de Oliveira; Helenice Bosco de Oliveira [Orientador]

School:Universidade Estadual de Campinas

School Location:Brazil

Source Type:Master's Thesis

Keywords:epidemiologia series temporais

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