Cadernos de Saúde Pública
versão On-line ISSN 1678-4464
BOCHNER, Rosany e STRUCHINER, Claudio José. Exploratory analysis of environmental and socioeconomic factors related to snakebite incidence in Rio de Janeiro from 1990 to 1996. Cad. Saúde Pública [online]. 2004, vol.20, n.4, pp.976-985. ISSN 1678-4464. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0102-311X2004000400012.
This article reports on an exploratory analysis of potential associations between snakebite incidence and environmental and socioeconomic variables in Rio de Janeiro from 1990 to 1996. Specific geographic locations in the State of Rio de Janeiro, the percentage of working children aged 10 to 14 years, illiteracy, low income, the proportion of households in agricultural areas, the proportion of crops such as beans, coffee, banana, and sugar cane, the proportion of the population working in farming activities, fallow arable land areas, natural and secondary forests, and total swine population appeared as risk factors for snakebites.
Palavras-chave : Snake Bites; Snakes; Risk Factors.