The Reality of Tuberculosis in Brazilian Prisons

  • Mayara Lima Barbosa Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte
  • Hayla Nathália dos Santos Rodrigues
  • Suely Deysny de Matos Celino
  • Tarciana Nobre de Menezes
  • Karla Karolline Barreto Cardins
  • Gabriela Maria Cavalcanti Costa


Objective: This work aims at identifying the profile of morbidity due to TB in prisons among the regions of Brazil, from 2003 through 2012. Methodology: This is an epidemiological and retrospective study in which data were obtained through the virtual query to the database of the Notifiable Diseases Information System, through DATASUS portal and were tabulated and analyzed according to descriptive statistics. The numbers of cases of TB were organized respecting the years that make up the study and the region. Results: During the survey period were 30,662 reported cases of TB in Brazilian prisons. The profile of TB in Brazilian prisons is made up of men, brown, allocated in the Southeast, with the pulmonary form of the disease, who are not HIV positive and who perform supervised treatment. It was also found that less than half of the cases had the cure varies as the situation of closure.

Dec 8, 2016
How to Cite
BARBOSA, Mayara Lima et al. The Reality of Tuberculosis in Brazilian Prisons. International Archives of Medicine, [S.l.], v. 9, dec. 2016. ISSN 1755-7682. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 23 july 2021. doi:
Global Health & Health Policy


Prisons. Communicable Diseases. Tuberculosis. Temporal Distribution. Descriptive Epidemiology.