Table 1

Characteristics of the municipalities that implemented the FDC-RHZE regimen in Brazil
Characteristics n %
Time to achieve maximum coverage by the FDC-RHZE regimen
  Less than 2 months 1722 45.0
  2 to 4 months 599 15.7
  More than 4 months 1505 39.3
Period of onset of the FDC-RHZE regimen implementation
  4th quarter 2009 to 1st quarter 2010 2734 71.5
  2nd quarter 2010 to 3rd quarter 2010 734 19.2
  4th quarter 2010 to 1st quarter 2011 358 9.3
Population of municipalities
  Less than 10,000 inhabitants 1062 27.8
  10,000-50,000 inhabitants 2156 56.3
  50,000-250,000 inhabitants 509 13.3
  250,000-500,000 inhabitants 61 1.6
  More than 500,000 inhabitants 38 1.0
Classification of the population density
  Less than 11 inhabitants/km2 817 21.4
  11-22 inhabitants/km2 736 19.2
  22-44 inhabitants/km2 906 24.0
  44-88 inhabitants/km2 609 16.0
  More than 88 inhabitants/km2 755 19.4
Level of incidence
  Very low < 10/100,000 523 13.7
  Low 10-25/100,000 1081 28.2
  Intermediate 25-50/100,000 1329 34.7
  High 50-100/100,000 667 17.4
  Very high >100/100,000 226 6.0
Proportion of cases in DOT*
  Very low <20% 114 3.0
  Low 20-40% 36 1.0
  Intermediate 40-60% 55 1.4
  High 60-80% 88 2.3
  Very high >80% 3533 92.3
Laboratory confirmation of diagnosis
  Very low <20% 574 15.0
  Low 20-40% 323 8.4
  Intermediate 40-60% 672 17.5
  High 60-80% 784 20.5
  Very high >80% 1473 38.6
Laboratory monitoring
  Very low <20% 983 25.7
  Low 20-40% 310 8.2
  Intermediate 40-60% 567 14.8
  High 60-80% 633 16.5
  Very high >80% 1333 34.8

* DOT- Directly observed treatment.

Braga et al.

Braga et al. BMC Public Health 2013 13:321   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-13-321

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