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Revista Brasileira de Enfermagem

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MARTINS, Christine Baccarat de Godoy. Accidents and violence in childhood and adolescence: risk and protective factors. Rev. bras. enferm. [online]. 2013, vol.66, n.4, pp.578-584. ISSN 0034-7167.

Singled out by statistics as the third leading cause of mortality in our country, external causes (accidents and violence) entail a great impact with economic, social and emotional rebound. Knowing the factors related to the event is essential, because it allows identifying and breaking the web that determines morbidity and mortality from external causes. The study aims to analyze the existing publications on the factors associated with accidents and violence, in order to provide theoretical support for professionals in their practices. This is a bibliographical study of the Liliacs, Medline and Scielo databanks. The knowledge of the risk and protection factors discussed in the present study enables subsidize the practice of social actors engaged in transforming the conditions that lead to accidents and violence.

Keywords : External Causes; Risk Factors; Epidemiologic Factors; Accident Prevention; Violence.

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