Francisco Rogerlândio Martins-Melo, Marta Cristhiany Cunha Pinheiro, Alberto Novaes Ramos, Carlos Henrique Alencar, Fernando Schemelzer de Moraes Bezerra, and Jorg Heukelbach
Figure 1. Spatial distribution of average annual crude (A) and Bayesian-smoothed (B) rates of schistosomiasis-related deaths, by municipality of residence, Brazil, 2000–2011. Empirical Bayesian smoothing estimates of rates of schistosomiasis-related deaths were performed by using TerraView software version 4.2 (Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas Espaciais, São Paulo, Brazil). Data were mapped by using ArcGIS software version 9.3 (Esri, Redlands, CA, USA). In 2010, Brazil was divided into 5 geographic regions (South, Southeast, Central-West, North, and Northeast), 27 Federal Units (26 states and 1 Federal District), and 5,565 municipalities.