Learn More
BACKGROUND Hepatitis C chronic liver disease is a major cause of liver transplant in developed countries. This article reports the first nationwide population-based survey conducted to estimate the seroprevalence of HCV antibodies and associated risk factors in the urban population of Brazil. METHODS The cross sectional study was conducted in all(More)
A population-based survey to provide information on the prevalence of hepatitis viral infection and the pattern of risk factors was carried out in the urban population of all Brazilian state capitals and the Federal District, between 2005 and 2009. This paper describes the design and methodology of the study which involved a population aged 5 to 19 for(More)
Análise espacial dos determinantes socioeconômicos dos homicídios no Estado de Pernambuco Spatial analysis of socioeconomic determinants of homicide in Brazil Descritores Homicídio. Distribuição espacial. Fatores socioeconômicos. Homicídio. Análise espacial. Resumo Objetivo Investigar a associação entre variáveis socioeconômicas e taxas de homicídio,(More)
OBJECTIVE To validate variables other than the basic cause of death on death certificates from external causes of residents younger than 20 years old living in Recife, Brazil, in 1995. METHODS A survey of death records of the Institute of Forensic in Recife was carried out in order to validate death certificate variables included in official mortality(More)
OBJECTIVE To analyze the spatial distribution of mortality due to motorcycle accidents in the state of Pernambuco, Northeastern Brazil. METHODS A population-based ecological study using data on mortality in motorcycle accidents from 01/01/2000 to 31/12/2005. The analysis units were the municipalities. For the spatial distribution analysis, an average(More)
OBJECTIVES This study was aimed at carrying out a situational diagnosis of the prehospital healthcare network for victims of accidents and violence in Recife, Brazil. METHODS National policy for reducing accident- and violence-related morbidity and mortality was used as reference. Questionnaires were applied and half-structured interviews conducted with(More)
  • 1