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Trends of main indicators of leprosy in Brazilian municipalities with high risk of leprosy transmission, 2001–2012

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Infectious Diseases, September 2016
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Title
Trends of main indicators of leprosy in Brazilian municipalities with high risk of leprosy transmission, 2001–2012
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BMC Infectious Diseases, September 2016
DOI 10.1186/s12879-016-1798-2
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Lucia R. S. Freitas, Elisabeth C. Duarte, Leila P. Garcia

Abstract

Leprosy incidence has reduced in recent years in Brazil, although the disease still persists as a public health problem in some regions. To investigate the trends of selected leprosy indicators in Brazilian municipalities with high risk of transmission is essential to provide effective control of the disease, yet this area has not been investigated. This is an ecological time-series study with multiple groups using Notifiable Diseases Information System (SINAN) data. All 692 municipalities of the states of Mato Grosso, Tocantins, Rondônia, Pará and Maranhão were included. The incidence rates of leprosy were calculated, as well as incidence rates in children under 15 years per 100,000 inhabitants and rates of new cases presenting grade-2 disabilities per 100,000 inhabitants. Joinpoint Regression was used to analyse the time trends of the different indicators studied. The spatial distribution of temporal variations of the indicators in the period was presented. Between 2001 and 2012, 176,929 leprosy cases were notified in the area studied, this being equivalent to 34.6 % of total cases in Brazil. In the aggregate of municipalities, there was a reduction in incidence rate of leprosy from 89.10 to 56.98 new cases per 100,000 inhabitants between 2001 and 2012, with a significant reduction between 2003 and 2012 (APC: - 6.2 %, 95 % CI: -7.2 % to -5.2 %). The incidence rate in <15 years also reduced significantly between 2003 and 2012 (APC: -5.6 %; 95 % CI: -7.2 % to -4.1 %). The rate of new cases with grade 2 disability remained stable between 2001 and 2012 (APC: -1.3 %; 95 % CI: -2.6 % to 0.1 %). Despite the reduction in the leprosy incidence rate, strategies for controlling this disease need to be enhanced to enable early case detection, especially in hyperendemic municipalities, in order to prevent disability.

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Country Count As %
Nigeria 1 2%
Unknown 58 98%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 12 20%
Unspecified 11 19%
Student > Bachelor 7 12%
Researcher 7 12%
Professor 5 8%
Other 17 29%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Nursing and Health Professions 16 27%
Unspecified 16 27%
Medicine and Dentistry 12 20%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 5 8%
Immunology and Microbiology 4 7%
Other 6 10%

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