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Volume 15, Number 4—April 2009
THEME ISSUE
The Amazon Region

Dispatches

Spatial Distribution of Leprosy in the Amazon Region of Brazil

Maria L.F. PennaComments to Author , Maria L. Wand-del-Rey de Oliveira, and Gerson PennaComments to Author 
Author affiliations: Federal Ministry of Health, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (M.L.F. Penna); Federal University of Rio de Janeiro Medical School, Rio de Janeiro (M.L.W.d.R.de Oliveira); University of Brasília, Brasília, Brazil (G. Penna)

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Table 2

Leprosy case-detection rates and proportion of all cases in the 10 spatial clusters, Brazil, 2005–2007

Cluster order Case detection rate/ 100,000 inhabitants % Cases
1 85.36 20.10
2 95.42 7.97
3 97.15 3.39
4 51.99 5.68
5 51.96 4.73
6 48.04 4.82
7 46.65 1.82
8 60.66 1.08
9 39.85 2.69
10
55.21
1.21
Brazil 21.82 100.00

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