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Spatial analysis of neonatal mortality in respect to premature birth, in Taubaté, SP

Grant number: 08/11305-9
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): April 01, 2009
Effective date (End): March 31, 2010
Field of knowledge:Health Sciences - Collective Health - Epidemiology
Principal Investigator:Luiz Fernando Costa Nascimento
Grantee:Ruth Sampaio Paulucci
Host Institution: Instituto Básico de Biociências (IBB). Universidade de Taubaté (UNITAU). Taubaté , SP, Brazil


The objective is to identify spatial pattern to neonatal mortality and premature delivery in Taubaté in the years 2003 and 2004. Geoprocessing is an important tool in Public Health. In this study we expect spatial clusters to premature delivery and to neonatal mortality by using analysis by polygons. In São Paulo State there is not similar study. The results will may new approaches to resolve this problem. (AU)

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