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Epidemiologia e Serviços de Saúde

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BORDONI, Polyanna Helena Coelho; BORDONI, Leonardo Santos; SILVA, Jussara de Medeiros  and  DRUMOND, Eliane de Freitas. Use of capture-recapture method to improve the notification of fatal occupational injuries records in Belo Horizonte city, Minas Gerais State, Brazil, 2011. Epidemiol. Serv. Saúde [online]. 2016, vol.25, n.1, pp.85-94. ISSN 1679-4974.


to measure underreporting of typical fatal occupational injuries (FOI) on the Mortality Information System (SIM) in Belo Horizonte city, Minas Gerais State, Brazil, in 2011.


the capture-recapture method was used to assess all FOI recorded among city residents and/or occurring in the city, using probabilistic linkage of three data sources: SIM, the Notifiable Diseases Information System (SINAN) and the Belo Horizonte Forensic Medicine Institute Autopsy Database.


the majority of the 54 cases found occurred in males (n=53), with drivers and construction workers accounting for half of them (n=28); the most common causes of death were traffic accidents (n=18) and falls (n=10); 15 deaths were underreported on SIM.


the use of the capture-recapture method contributed to the detection of FOI underreporting.

Keywords : Information Systems; Occupational Health; Occupational Mortality; Forensic Medicine.

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