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Brazil never had segregation laws defining membership of an ethnoracial group. Thus, the composition of the Brazilian population is mixed, and its ethnoracial classification is complex. Previous studies showed conflicting results on the correlation between genome ancestry and ethnoracial classification in Brazilians. We used 370,539 Single Nucleotide(More)
OBJECTIVES We investigated potential microenvironmental risk factors for visceral leishmaniasis in urban and suburban areas, and developed risk scores to characterize the household and the neighborhood. These scores may be useful to identify microenvironments within cities that place residents at greater risk of visceral leishmaniasis. METHODS In this(More)
OBJECTIVE To estimate the prevalence of missed opportunities for congenital syphilis and HIV prevention in pregnant women who had access to prenatal care and to assess factors associated to non-testing of these infections. METHODS Cross-sectional study comprising a randomly selected sample of 2,145 puerperal women who were admitted in maternity hospitals(More)
INTRODUCTION Despite improvement in clinical treatment for HIV-infected patients, the impact of antiretroviral therapy on the overall quality of life has become a major concern. OBJECTIVE To identify factors associated with increased levels of self-reported quality of life among HIV-infected patients after four months of antiretroviral therapy. METHODS(More)
A historical cohort study was conducted in three public AIDS referral services in Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, to assess the relationship between health care utilization and patient survival following AIDS diagnosis. A review of medical and laboratory records was performed for HIV-infected patients seeking care for the first time in 1989-92. Among 291(More)
The aim of the present study was to describe vulnerability profiles and to verify their association with non-adherence to antiretroviral therapy (ART) among 295 HIV-patients receiving their first prescription in two public-referral centers in Minas Gerais States, Brazil. The cumulative incidence of non-adherence was 36.9%. Three pure vulnerability profiles(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the validity of the estimates obtained through telephone survey and to measure the impact of the post-stratification weighting factor to adjust estimates. METHODS The same questionnaire was completed by two independent samples of the population living in the municipality of Belo Horizonte city (Barreiro and West regions). One sample(More)
This study aimed to describe and evaluate dengue patterns after the implementation of the National Dengue Control Plan (PNCD). Incidence rates were analyzed and correlated with previous rates and climatic, demographic, and socioeconomic variables for the Brazilian municipalities that were targeted for priority dengue control. We conducted descriptive(More)
This study examined the adequacy of a health vulnerability index (HVI) for identifying intra-urban differences in vulnerability in the elderly population. Study participants (n = 1,055) were selected by probabilistic sampling of residents in the city of Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais State, Brazil, aged 60 years or older (mean = 70.1 years). The HVI was(More)
Iniquities in the access to renal transplant for patients with end-stage chronic renal disease in Brazil Iniquidades no acesso ao transplante renal para pacientes com doença renal crônica terminal no Brasil Abstract The objective of this present study is to analyze individual and contextual factors associated with access to renal transplant in Brazil. An(More)