The Reality of Tuberculosis in Brazilian Prisons
Objective: This work aims at identifying the profile of morbidity due to TB in prisons among the regions of Brazil, from 2003 through 2012. Methodology: This is an epidemiological and retrospective study in which data were obtained through the virtual query to the database of the Notifiable Diseases Information System, through DATASUS portal and were tabulated and analyzed according to descriptive statistics. The numbers of cases of TB were organized respecting the years that make up the study and the region. Results: During the survey period were 30,662 reported cases of TB in Brazilian prisons. The profile of TB in Brazilian prisons is made up of men, brown, allocated in the Southeast, with the pulmonary form of the disease, who are not HIV positive and who perform supervised treatment. It was also found that less than half of the cases had the cure varies as the situation of closure.
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