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Household crowding hampers mitigating the transmission of SARS-CoV-2

Authors
  • Villela, Daniel Antunes Maciel1
  • 1 Fundação Oswaldo Cruz, Programa de Computação Científica, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brasil.
Type
Published Article
Journal
Revista da Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Tropical
Publisher
Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Tropical - SBMT
Publication Date
Feb 10, 2021
Volume
54
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1590/0037-8682-0821-2020
PMID: 33605385
PMCID: PMC7891563
Source
PubMed Central
Keywords
License
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Abstract

INTRODUCTION: Household crowding deserves attention when evaluating the transmission intensity of SARS-CoV-2 in Brazil. We aimed to evaluate the association between household crowding and COVID-19 incidence. METHODS: Linear and Poisson regression analyses were used to assess the associations between indices of household crowding (high, average, low) and COVID-19 incidence estimates. RESULTS: Cities with a high index of household crowding were linked with a significantly higher COVID-19 incidence estimate (excess of 461 per 100,000; 95% confidence interval: 371-558 per 100,000). CONCLUSIONS: Crowding typically promotes virus transmission. Considering urban and housing structures is essential in designing mitigation strategies during a pandemic.

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