Risk areas for hepatitis A, B and C in the municipality of Maringá, Paraná State, Brazil 2007-2010

  • Valéria Miranda Avanzi Postgraduate Program in Health Sciences, State University of Maringá, Maringá, Paraná, Brazil.
  • Udelysses Janete Veltrini Fonzar Municipal Health Department of Maringá, Maringá, Paraná, Brazil.
  • Eraldo Schunk Silva Department of Statistics, State University of Maringá, Maringá, Paraná, Brazil.
  • Jorge Juarez Vieira Teixeira Department of Clinical Analysis and Biomedicine, Health Sciences Center, State University of Maringá, Maringá, Paraná, Brazil.
  • Dennis Armando Bertolini | dabertolini@uem.br Department of Clinical Analysis and Biomedicine, Health Sciences Center, State University of Maringá, Maringá, Paraná, Brazil.

Abstract

Viral hepatitis is a major public health problem in Brazil and worldwide. We retrospectively analyzed 338 cases of hepatitis A, B and C in Maringá, Paraná State from 2007 through 2010. The hepatitis A virus was present in 5.6% of the cases, hepatitis B in 44.7% and hepatitis C in 49.7%. Most of the patients affected were male (55.3%), white (79.6%) and had some primary education (42.9%). Of the 338 cases analyzed, 13.0% had comorbidities. The cases were concentrated in large-population census zones, but it was concluded that the spatial distribution of viral hepatitis in Maringá occurred randomly rather than show any regular pattern.

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2018-05-08
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Demography, Human viral hepatitis, Epidemiology, Health education, Health surveys, Co-infection, Brazil.
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Avanzi, V. M., Fonzar, U. J. V., Silva, E. S., Teixeira, J. J. V., & Bertolini, D. A. (2018). Risk areas for hepatitis A, B and C in the municipality of Maringá, Paraná State, Brazil 2007-2010. Geospatial Health, 13(1). https://doi.org/10.4081/gh.2018.607