Syphilis in a mining region of the Brazilian Amazon: prevalence and characteristics
Ueno, Thalyta Mariany Rêgo Lopes
Gomes, Samara Tatielle Monteiro
Sousa, Maísa Silva de
Favacho, Joana da Felicidade Ribeiro
Lima, Luana Nepomuceno Gondim Costa
Sardinha, Daniele Melo
Rodrigues, Yan Corrêa
Guimarães, Ricardo José de Paula Souza e
Ventura, Ana Maria Revoredo da Silva
Lima, Karla Valéria Batista
Syphilis is a chronic bacterial infection, being one of the main determinants of sexually transmitted infections (STIs). It is endemic in low-income countries, it is important for both individual and public health because, besides its direct morbidity, it increases the risk of other STIs. The prevalence and characteristics associated with syphilis in a mining region of the Brazilian Amazon was investigated. A cross-sectional study, with 908 individuals from the mining region of Tapajós, was carried out at the Municipal Hospital of Itaituba-Pará. A structured epidemiological questionnaire and collection of venous blood for the performance of the rapid test and VDRL was performed. The majority of men (58.15%), aged 21 - 30 years (31.83%), with incomplete elementary education (51.65%), with mining as their main activity (42.84). The prevalence of active syphilis was 8.15%. The characteristics associated with syphilis in the rapid test were schooling and income. As for occupation being "professional of sex" it presented an increased frequency for syphilis. The prevalence of active syphilis in this study was high compared to other vulnerable populations, low schooling, and low-income influence the prevalence of the disease in this public.
xmlui.dri2xhtml.METS-1.0.item-citationUENO, Thalyta Mariany Rêgo Lopes et al. Syphilis in a mining region of the Brazilian Amazon: prevalence and characteristics. International Journal of Current Microbiology and Applied Sciences, v. 10, n. 3, p. 566-576, 2021.
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Região Mineira do Tapajós