author = "Dal'Asta, Ana Paula and Lana, Raquel Martins and Amaral Kampel, 
                         Silvana and Corr{\^e}a, Marcelo de Paula and Monteiro, 
                         Ant{\^o}nio Miguel Vieira",
          affiliation = "{Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas Espaciais (INPE)} and 
                         {Funda{\c{c}}{\~a}o Oswaldo Cruz (FIOCRUZ)} and {Instituto 
                         Nacional de Pesquisas Espaciais (INPE)} and {Funda{\c{c}}{\~a}o 
                         Oswaldo Cruz (FIOCRUZ)} and {Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas 
                         Espaciais (INPE)}",
                title = "The urban gradient in malaria-endemic municipalities in Acre: 
                         Revisiting the role of locality",
              journal = "International Journal of Environmental Research and Public 
                 year = "2018",
               volume = "15",
               number = "6",
                pages = "e1254",
             keywords = "urban gradient, Amaz{\^o}nia, malaria, urban-rural linkages.",
             abstract = "Urbanization has altered the distribution of diseases of public 
                         health importance along gradients of human occupation. Adopting 
                         dichotomous urban/rural categories to explain differences in the 
                         risk of exposure, as well as the prevention of diseases is 
                         insufficient. In this paper, we present the potential of 
                         representations based on the gradient perspective to characterize 
                         the living spaces of municipalities where malaria is endemic in 
                         northwest Acre. Inventoried data in 40 localities in the 
                         M{\^a}ncio Lima and Rodrigues Alves municipalities and 
                         information on land use and land cover obtained from the 
                         TerraClass Database were used to characterize the urban spatial 
                         forms and their social content. Results showed a gradient of 
                         intensities: from municipal seats to the most connected localities 
                         through the road network to riverine communities. Based on the 
                         results, we hope to advance the discussion about the use of 
                         normative definitions of urban and rural for public policies and 
                         actions to control and eliminate malaria, considering the position 
                         of each locality in its own locally referenced urban gradient.",
                  doi = "10.3390/ijerph15061254",
                  url = "http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/ijerph15061254",
                 issn = "1661-7827 and 1660-4601",
             language = "en",
           targetfile = "dalasta_urban.pdf",
        urlaccessdate = "13 jun. 2021"