Demographic and socioeconomic characteristics of tuberculosis mortality in San Cristóbal de Las Casas, Chiapas, Mexico 1997-2009

Periodo de realización: 1900/01/01 al 2014/06/01

Tipo: Artículo científico

Resumen: "Objective: To analyze the demographic and socio-economic characteristics of deceased tuberculosis patients.Subjects: Individuals who died between 1997 and 2009 in San Cristóbal de Las Casas (San Cristóbal), Chiapas, Mexico and had previously been registered as tuberculosis patients.Methods: All reports and death certificates from the San Cristóbal civil registry were reviewed. We identified and analyzed cases in which the cause of death was listed as tuberculosis (n=79). Socio-economic data was taken from the death certificate. To analyze the degree of social marginalization, addresses of decedents were geo-coded by Basic Geostatistical Area (BGA).Results: Most patients dying of tuberculosis had one or more of the following characteristics: 1) they lived in an BGA with high or very high levels of social marginalization, 2) they had low educational attainment"

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