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Epidemiologia e Serviços de Saúde

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ROCHA, Gilberto Garcia da; NUNES, Bruno Pereira; SILVA, Érica Ferreira da  and  WEHRMEISTER, Fernando César. Time-trend analysis of homicide and traffic accident mortality in Foz do Iguaçu, Brazil, 2000-2010. Epidemiol. Serv. Saúde [online]. 2016, vol.25, n.2, pp.323-330. ISSN 1679-4974.


to perform time-trend analysis of homicide and land transport accident (LTA) mortality in Foz do Iguaçu city, Brazil, 2000-2010.


this was a time series study, using Mortality Information System data on people resident in the city; death rates by sex were calculated and standardized by age; Prais-Winsten regression was used.


3,459 deaths were recorded in the period (881 owing to LTA and 2,578 owing to homicides); the highest homicide mortality rate was 104.6 per 100,000 inhabitants in 2006, whilst for LTA it was 35.9 per 100,000 inhabitants in 2010; LTA and homicide mortality rates showed stability; higher mortality rates were found in the 20-39 age group.


the maintenance high homicide and LTA mortality rates point to the need to pay greater attention to these problems.

Keywords : Accidents, Traffic; Homicide; Mortality Rate; Time Series Studies.

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