The use of socioeconomic factors in mapping tuberculosis risk areas in a city of northeastern Brazil.

@article{Souza2000TheUO,
  title={The use of socioeconomic factors in mapping tuberculosis risk areas in a city of northeastern Brazil.},
  author={Wayner Vieira de Souza and Ricardo Arraes de Alencar Ximenes and Maria de F{\'a}tima Pessoa Milit{\~a}o de Albuquerque and Tiago Lapa and Jos{\'e} Luiz Portugal and Maria Luiza Lopes Tim{\'o}teo de Lima and Celina Mariaturchi Martelli},
  journal={Revista panamericana de salud publica = Pan American journal of public health},
  year={2000},
  volume={8 6},
  pages={403-10}
}
In Brazil the challenge of meeting the needs of those living in deprived areas has generated discussions on replacing the existing approach to epidemiological surveillance with an integrated public health surveillance system. This new approach would supplant the traditional focus on high-risk individuals with a method for identifying high-risk populations and the areas where these persons live. Given the magnitude of the problem that tuberculosis (TB) poses for Brazil, we chose that disease as… CONTINUE READING
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