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Epidemiologia e Serviços de Saúde

Print version ISSN 1679-4974On-line version ISSN 2237-9622

Abstract

BARRETO, Mayckel da Silva et al. Traffic accident and homicide mortality in Curitiba, Paraná, Brazil, 1996-2011. Epidemiol. Serv. Saúde [online]. 2016, vol.25, n.1, pp.95-104. ISSN 1679-4974.  https://doi.org/10.5123/s1679-49742016000100010.

OBJECTIVE:

to describe trends in mortality due to homicides and traffic accidents among people living in Curitiba, Parana, Brazil, from 1996 to 2011.

METHODS:

this is an ecological time-series study using National Mortality Information System data; trend analysis was performed by polynomial regression models according to sex.

RESULTS:

the mortality coefficient due to traffic accidents among males declined from 61.7 in 1996 to 28.4 in 2011 (-46%), whilst among females it decreased from 16.5 to 7.3 deaths per 100,000 inhabitants (-44.2%); in turn, the mortality coefficient for homicides among males rose from 32.5 to 69.3 (+113.2%), whilst among females it rose from 4.4 to 5.3 deaths per 100,000 inhabitants (+20.4%).

CONCLUSION:

mortality due to homicides increased; prevention strategies to tackle violence should be aimed at the specificities of external causes and greater male exposure to these injuries.

Keywords : External Causes; Violence; Accidents, Traffic; Homicide; Time Series Studies.

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