volume 42, issue 5, P805-812 2008
DOI: 10.1590/s0034-89102008000500004
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Abstract: RESULTS:Of all tuberculosis deaths identifi ed, 78% had pulmonary form. Tuberculosis diagnosis was made after death in 30% and in primary health care units in 14%. Of them, 44% had not started treatment; 49% were not notifi ed; and 76% were men. The median age was 51 years; 52% had up to four years of schooling; 4% were probably living in the streets. Mortality rate increased with age; it was 5.0/100,000 for the entire city, ranging between zero to 35 according to the district. Previous treatment was reported…

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