Revista de Saúde Pública
On-line version ISSN 1518-8787
Print version ISSN 0034-8910
SOUZA, Sebastião Loureiro de; DOURADO, Maria Inês Costa and NORONHA, Ceci Vilar. Internal migration and urban malaria - Bahia, Brazil . Rev. Saúde Pública [online]. 1986, vol.20, n.5, pp.347-351. ISSN 1518-8787. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0034-89101986000500003.
It is proposed to study the socio-economic characteristics of individuals who were infected with malaria in the urban area of Camaçari, Bahia, Brazil, in 1983. Special emphasis being given to the subgroups of migrants and nonmigrants. The precarious living conditions of both subgroups are identified as determinative of the malaria outbreak which occurred there.
Keywords : Malaria [occurrence]; Socioeconomic factors; Transients and migrants; Quality of life.