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Vol. 54. Issue 11.
Pages 595-596 (November 2018)
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Vol. 54. Issue 11.
Pages 595-596 (November 2018)
Letter to the Editor
Comparative Study Between Tuberculosis Incidence Rates in the Two Largest Metropolitan Areas of Portugal
Estudio comparativo de la incidencia de tuberculosis en las dos áreas metropolitanas más grandes de portugal
Mafalda Felgueirasa,
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, Sara Cerqueirab, Rita Gaiob,c, Óscar Felgueirasb,c, Raquel Duarted,e,f
a Service of Clinical Pathology, Centro Hospitalar da Cova da Beira, Covilhã, Portugal
b Department of Mathematics, Faculty of Science, Porto, Portugal
c Centre of Mathematics, University of Porto, Porto, Portugal
d Pulmonary Department, Centro Hospitalar de Vila Nova de Gaia/Espinho, Vila Nova de Gaia, Portugal
e Department of Clinical Epidemiology, Predictive Medicine and Public Health, University of Porto Medical School, Porto, Portugal
f EPIUnit, Institute of Public Health, University of Porto, Porto, Portugal
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Table 1. Estimates from the final mixed-effects regression model. The best structure for the residual correlation matrix was an intra-municipality time autocorrelation structure of order 1, with a coefficient estimated at 0.350 (95%CI=[0.105, 0.556]). The residual standard deviation was 7.300.


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