Epidemiological profile of tuberculosis cases with HIV coinfection in Porto Alegre city, Brazil

Maíra Rossetto, Évelin Maria Brand, Giselda Veronice Hahn, Dora Lúcia Leidens Corrêa de Oliveira, Luciana Barcellos Teixeira
2019 Revista Brasileira de Enfermagem  
Objective: To describe and compare the epidemiological profile of cases of tuberculosis and HIV coinfection of the District Administration Health Units of Porto Alegre, Brazil, from 2009 to 2013. Method: Retrospective cohort with data from national health information systems. Sociodemographic, clinical and follow-up variables were investigated through association tests. Results: 2,419 cases of tuberculosis and HIV coinfection were reported, with a mean age of 38 ± 9.91 years, predominantly
more » ... predominantly white and with up to 7 years of study. The comparison between the District Administration Health Units was significant in terms of race/color (p<0.001), gender (p<0.001), schooling (p<0.004), age (p<0.003), place of origin (p<0.001), (p<0.001), alcoholism (p<0.001), indication and performance of Directly Observed Therapy (p<0.001), closure (p<0.001). Conclusion: Socioeconomic and treatment variables influence the occurrence of coinfection in different areas of Porto Alegre, reinforcing that the sum of different factors explains the indicators of the disease.
doi:10.1590/0034-7167-2017-0613 pmid:31531643 fatcat:2txh5ysiaffgzneja2ncwrwzaa