Revista Cubana de Salud Pública
versão On-line ISSN 0864-3466
PEREZ MARTINEZ, Teresita Tamara; INIGUEZ ROJAS, Luisa; SANCHEZ VALDES, Lizet e REMOND NOA, Ricardo. Vulnerabilidad espacial al dengue: Una aplicación de los sistemas de información geográfica en el municipio Playa de Ciudad de La Habana. Rev Cubana Salud Pública [online]. 2003, vol.29, n.4, pp. 0-0. ISSN 0864-3466.
In the 90´s, there was a wide use of the geographic information systems (GIS)in the health care. On the other hand, dengue reemerged with remarkable intensity in this period, so the application of GIS to the study of dengue increased. The present research work is aimed at identifying the spatial differentiation of vulnerability to the dengue occurrence in Playa municipality in the City of Havana and at comparing the identified strata with the spatiality of notified cases during the outbreak reported in 2000. A digital database scaled 1:25 000 was designed, which defined the blocks as polygons and those associated to transmission macrofactors and microfactors and to the introduction of virus as attributes. For the spatial analyses, software Mapinfo 5.0, Sig Epi 2000 and SPSS 8.0 were used. Three groups of blocks were determined according to the similarities in the variable values, classified in spatial strata of vulnerability to transmission as slightly, moderately and highly vulnerable. The soundness of findings resulting from the spatiality of notified cases is proved
Palavras-chave : VULNERABILITY; DENGUE [epidemiology]; DENGUE [transmission]; DENGUE HEMORRHAGIC FEVER [epidemiology]; DENGUE HEMORRHAGIC FEVER [transmission]; GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS.