Journal of Tropical Medicine / 2013 / Article / Tab 3

Research Article

Deformities due to Leprosy in Children under Fifteen Years Old as an Indicator of Quality of the Leprosy Control Programme in Brazilian Municipalities

Table 3

Prevalence ratio and confidence intervals of factors associated with physical deformity of notified leprosy cases in children under 15 years old in Almenara, Araçuaí, and Diamantina between 1998 and 2010.

Degree of physical deformity at diagnosis
VariableYesNoPR valueCI 95%
% %

Gender
 Female68,36691,71
 Male1522,15377,92,650,0321,09–6,45
Operational classification*
 Paucibacillary22,48397,61
 Multibacillary1934,53665,514,68<0,0013,54–60,87
Detection mode
 Active619,42580,61
 Passive1514,29185,80,730,4760,31–1,73

PR: prevalence ratio; value: Poisson regression; CI: confidence intervals.
*World Health Organization classification according to number of skin lesions: paucibacillary (up to 05 lesions) and multibacillary (more than 05 lesions).

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