Global Burden of Disease: Estimate and time trend of the burden of leprosy in the state of Alagoas, Brazil from 2001 to 2019

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https://doi.org/10.33448/rsd-v11i2.25528

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Leprosy burden; Time series; Degree of physical disability.

Abstract

The leprosy burden continues to grow in Brazil, especially in endemic areas, causing a large number of patients with physical disabilities. Thus, we aim to measure and characterize the burden related to leprosy and analyze its temporal patterns in Alagoas, Brazil, between 2001 and 2019. For this, we measure years of life lost (YLL), years lived with disability (YLD) and years of Disability-Adjusted Life (DALY) for leprosy in Alagoas from 2001 to 2019. The metrics were also presented as rates per 100,000 population. In addition, we use the segmented log-linear regression model to assess temporal trends. We estimate for the state about 968.48 YLLs, 88.02 YLDs, and 1056.49 DALYs for leprosy in grade 1 and 2 disability. The highest rates per 100,000 inhabitants of the leprosy burden were in males. However, women showed a very high relative percentage increase in DALY between 2001 and 2019. As the age group increases, there was also an increase in YLD rates for grade 1 and 2 disability. In addition, the time trend of YLDs in the general population was increasing for disability grade 1 and 2 and grade 1. Our data highlight the still existing impact of leprosy and may contribute to reducing the burden and improving disease control in Brazil.

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Published

31/01/2022

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CABRAL, J. S. da .; MATOS, D. F. .; BEZERRA, L. P. .; RAMOS, R. E. S. .; AQUINO, M. L. P. .; ARAÚJO, Q. M. dos S. .; MELO, R. L. B. .; FREIRE, Éverton S. .; PAZ, W. S. da .; ALMEIDA, D. H. de . Global Burden of Disease: Estimate and time trend of the burden of leprosy in the state of Alagoas, Brazil from 2001 to 2019. Research, Society and Development, [S. l.], v. 11, n. 2, p. e44511225528, 2022. DOI: 10.33448/rsd-v11i2.25528. Disponível em: https://rsdjournal.org/index.php/rsd/article/view/25528. Acesso em: 3 mar. 2024.

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