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Epidemiologia e Serviços de Saúde

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

Abstract

SILVA, Lídia Ester Lopes da  and  OLIVEIRA, Maria Liz Cunha de. Epidemiological characteristics of violence against women in the Federal District, Brazil, 2009-2012. Epidemiol. Serv. Saúde [online]. 2016, vol.25, n.2, pp.331-342. ISSN 1679-4974.  https://doi.org/10.5123/s1679-49742016000200012.

OBJECTIVE:

to describe the epidemiological characteristics of cases of violence against women reported in the Federal District, Brazil, 2009-2012.

METHODS:

this was a descriptive study of cases of violence against women aged 18- 59 registered on the National Notifiable Diseases System (Sinan).

RESULTS:

1,924 cases of violence against women were registered, the perpetrators of which were identified as unknown (25.7%) or spouses (19.0%) of the victims; violence mainly occurred against women of brown skin color (25.0%) and in the domestic environment (38.5%); regarding violence type, physical violence (46.8%) by force (48.0%) stood out, whereby the genitals (15.7%) and the head (12.9%) were the most affected regions.

CONCLUSION:

physical violence in domestic environments by unknown aggressors was the main type of violence among the reported cases; shortcomings were identified in recording reported cases, showing the need to improve system quality and train health workers involved.

Keywords : Gender Violence; Violence Against Women; Epidemiological Surveillance; Epidemiology, Descriptive.

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