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Epidemiology Research International
Volume 2015, Article ID 841289, 8 pages
Research Article

High Tuberculosis Disease Burden among Indigenous People of the Paraguayan Chaco and Associated Community Characteristics, 2002–2004: An Ecological Study

1School of Human Evolution and Social Change, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ 85287-2402, USA
2Centro para el Desarrollo de la Investigación Científica, 1255 Asunción, Paraguay
3National Institute of Respiratory and Environmental Diseases (INERAM), Ministry of Health, Asunción, Paraguay

Received 25 June 2015; Accepted 10 November 2015

Academic Editor: Jaume Marrugat

Copyright © 2015 Amanda VanSteelandt et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Supplementary Material

The Supplementary Material examines correlations between the predictor variables for potential collinearity and analyzes the distribution of these variables across linguistic families and departments. Predictor variables included remoteness (distance from the capital of the department in hundreds of kilometers), land ownership (presence/absence), house type (percentage of households with sturdy construction), crowding (average number of people per household), education (average years of study of adult community members), wage labor (percentage of community members engaged in wage labor), health post (presence/absence), surface water usage (percentage of community members whose primary water source is surface water), and non-indigenous presence (presence/absence).

  1. Supplementary Material