Maria Cristina de Mattos Almeida

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BACKGROUND Visceral leishmaniasis (VL) is a vector-borne disease whose factors involved in transmission are poorly understood, especially in more urban and densely populated counties. In Brazil, the VL urbanization is a challenge for the control program. The goals were to identify the greater risk areas for human VL and the risk factors involved in(More)
INTRODUCTION Asthma is a multifactorial disease and a serious public health problem. Environmental factors and poverty are the main determinants of this disease. OBJECTIVE To describe the spatial and temporal distribution of asthma-related hospitalizations and identify the areas with the highest prevalence of and vulnerability to severe asthma in a major(More)
This study considers the dengue occurrence in the city of Belo Horizonte over the last fifteen years. Approximately 186,000 cases registered from 1996 to 2011 were analyzed. The home address of individuals whose dengue case was notified was used as a proxy for exposure location. For determining possible outbreaks of disease and the specific patterns of(More)
Geographic analysis of health conditions highlights regional and intra-urban inequalities. This study aims to identify intra-urban discrepancies in the city of Belo Horizonte, studying the infant mortality coefficients (IMC) in the various areas of the metropolitan area and evaluating their evolution from 1994 to 1996. The study uses data from 1994 to 1996(More)
Indicadores de saúde materno infantil em Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brasil, 2001: análise dos diferenciais intra-urbanos Maternal and child health indicators in Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais State, Brazil, 2001: an analysis of intra-urban differences Abstract Spatial analysis of health indicators is as an important methodology for detection of intra-urban(More)
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