Mortalidad por tuberculosis, estudio del registro en municipios del departamento del Chocó, Colombia, 2012

Translated title of the contribution: Tuberculosis mortality in municipalities of the department of Chocó, Colombia, 2012

José Mauricio Hernández Sarmiento, Helfer Andrade, Luz Eneida Murillo, Loselinio Velásquez, Alex Julián Gómez Restrepo, Jaime Robledo

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    Tuberculosis (tb) mortality is an indicator of results in the control programs. Although worldwide cases have been declining for the past 10 years, the global burden of the disease remains high. tb mortality rate in 2012 in Colombia was reported in 2.07 per 100 000 inhabitants. objective. To identify probable cases whose death was basically for tuberculosis and which were not reported by the information systems during 2012. methods. A retrospective, and analytical study was carried out. The study population was all cases whose direct or associated mortality was tuberculosis, during the year 2012 in the 30 municipalities of the Department of Chocó. The information was collected through verbal interviews with family members, community authorities and health personnel in each municipality. results. We identified 31 cases of related tuberculosis deaths in 12 of the visited municipalities. The distribution by gender was slightly higher in women (52%). The highest mortality was seen in the indigenous population (67%), who live in a dispersed rural area (92%) and who had a diagnosis of pulmonary tb (92%). When the concordance in the registry of the mortality data was analyzed, we found that the Departamento Administrativo Nacional de Estadísticas (dane) reported in 2012 six deaths due to tuberculosis in the Department, while the Departmental program of tuberculosis and sivigila had in its registries 21 cases of deceased. discussion. The present study found that in the Department of Chocó for the year 2012 there was an underreporting of cases of mortality due to tuberculosis. If the data of the departmental program is taken into account, the under-registration was 31%; if we compare it with the dane data, it was 80%.

    Translated title of the contributionTuberculosis mortality in municipalities of the department of Chocó, Colombia, 2012
    Original languageSpanish
    Pages (from-to)38-43
    Number of pages6
    JournalEnfermedades Infecciosas y Microbiologia
    Issue number2
    StatePublished - 2018

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