TUBERCULOSIS DYNAMICS FROM SPATIAL ANALYSIS: INTEGRATIVE REVIEW

Shirley Verônica Melo Almeida Lima, Monique Dinísio dos Santos, Liana Dantas Silva, Jéssica Carvalho Nascimento, Allan Dantas dos Santos, Elias Teixeira Oliveira, Karina Conceição Gomes Machado de Araújo, Marco Antonio Prado Nunes
2019 Revista Prevenção de Infecção e Saúde  
Objective: to analyze from literature, the contributions of spatial analysis to comprehend the tuberculosis dynamics. Method: integrative review of literature preformed within 2008 to 2017, developed from published manuscripts in any language on LILACS, PubMed and SCOPUS databases. Results: 140 studies were retrieved, of which 50 were included. The main findings refer to predominance of the use of tuberculosis incidence rates as outcome variable and its association with social and geographic
more » ... l and geographic conditions. The American continent presented the highest number of studies, although the African countries presented the highest incidence rates. Conclusion: the complexity of tuberculosis incidence in the geographic space is associated with epidemiologic factors. The spatial analysis presents advancements for the management of tuberculosis worldwide allowing identifying inequalities and health conditions of a population.
doi:10.26694/repis.v5i0.9194 fatcat:2g7wvlf6tbhrvfzot2qphp4zji