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Successes and failures in the control of infectious diseases in Brazil: social and environmental context, policies, interventions, and research needs
Despite pronounced reductions in the number of deaths due to infectious diseases over the past six decades, infectious diseases are still a public health problem in Brazil. In this report, we discussExpand
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Assessing Network Scale-up Estimates for Groups Most at Risk of HIV/AIDS: Evidence From a Multiple-Method Study of Heavy Drug Users in Curitiba, Brazil
One of the many challenges hindering the global response to the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)/acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) epidemic is the difficulty of collecting reliableExpand
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The game of contacts: Estimating the social visibility of groups
Estimating the sizes of hard-to-count populations is a challenging and important problem that occurs frequently in social science, public health, and public policy. Expand
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Adolescent health in the 21st century
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HIV, HCV, HBV, and syphilis among transgender women from Brazil
Abstract Different sampling strategies, analytic alternatives, and estimators have been proposed to better assess the characteristics of different hard-to-reach populations and their respectiveExpand
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Assessing respondent-driven sampling: A simulation study across different networks
The purpose was to assess RDS estimators in populations simulated with diverse connectivity characteristics, incorporating the putative influence of misreported degrees and transmission processes. Expand
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Have drivers at alcohol outlets changed their behavior after the new traffic law?
OBJECTIVE In an attempt to reduce high levels of traffic crashes, a new legislation was approved in Brazil in 2008. This study aimed to assess behavioral change among drivers who had drunk at alcoholExpand
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Assessing Respondent-Driven Sampling in the Estimation of the Prevalence of Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) in Populations Structured in Complex Networks
This paper simulates data from hidden populations, in order to assess the performance of prevalence estimators in different scenarios built after different combinations of social network structures and disease spreading patterns. Expand
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Binary regression analysis with network structure of respondent-driven sampling data
Respondent-driven sampling (RDS) is a procedure to sample from hard-to-reach populations. It has been widely used in several countries, especially in the monitoring of HIV/AIDS and other sexuallyExpand
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First reproducible nationwide survey on substance use in Brazil : survey design and weighting
The paper describes the study design adopted in the III Brazilian Household Survey on Substance Use (BHSU-3). This is the first truly reproducible nationwide survey to investigate substance use andExpand
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