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Table 1 Epidemiologic and demographic characteristics of the study area

From: Spatial epidemiology and serologic cohorts increase the early detection of leprosy

Municipality Population (2010)a Number of new cases detected (2006 to 2010)b Annual new case detection rate per 100,000 people (2006 to 2010)b Children among new cases of leprosy (2006 to 2010)b Seroprevalence among studentsc New cases detected among studentsd
Castanhal 173,149 380 44.4 35 (9.2 %) 66.5 % 4.8 %
Oriximiná 62,794 68 22.3 5 (7.3 %) 42.2 % 4.4 %
  1. aSource: Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE)
  2. bBased on the Brazilian Ministry of Health online database—SINAN
  3. cSeroprevalence of anti-PGL-I IgM detected in our previous cross-sectional study conducted in 2010 [3]
  4. dNew cases detected based on clinical examination in our previous cross-sectional study [3]