Socioeconomic, environmental, and behavioural risk factors for leprosy in North-east Brazil: results of a case-control study.

@article{KerrPontes2006SocioeconomicEA,
  title={Socioeconomic, environmental, and behavioural risk factors for leprosy in North-east Brazil: results of a case-control study.},
  author={L{\'i}gia Regina Sans{\'i}golo Kerr-Pontes and Mauricio Lima Barreto and Clara M N Evangelista and Laura C. Rodrigues and J{\"o}rg Heukelbach and Hermann Feldmeier},
  journal={International journal of epidemiology},
  year={2006},
  volume={35 4},
  pages={994-1000}
}
BACKGROUND Brazil reports almost 80% of all leprosy cases in the Americas. This study aimed to identify socioeconomic, environmental, and behavioural factors associated with risk of leprosy occurrence in the endemic North-eastern region. METHODS A case-control study in four municipalities. CASES cases of leprosy diagnosed in the previous 2 years, with… CONTINUE READING
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