SciELO - Scientific Electronic Library Online

vol.24 issue4Magnitude of notifiable diseases and evaluation of epidemiological surveillance indicators in Brazilian border cities, 2007-2009Family Health Strategy and occupational injuries notification, Brazil, 2007-2011 author indexsubject indexarticles search
Home Pagealphabetic serial listing  

Services on Demand




Related links


Epidemiologia e Serviços de Saúde

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


OLIVEIRA, Max Moura de et al. Evaluation of the National Information System on Live Births in Brazil, 2006-2010. Epidemiol. Serv. Saúde [online]. 2015, vol.24, n.4, pp.629-640. ISSN 2237-9622.


to analyze attributes and usefulness of the Live Birth Information System (Sinasc), Brazil, 2006-2010.


this evaluation was based on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Guidelines for Evaluating Public Health Surveillance Systems.


21 of the 23 variables analyzed showed completeness above 90.0%. 97.9% of hospital birth variables had complete data; no differences in the proportion of births were found with regard to macroregion and sex when compared to the 2010 census; 82.6% of data was received on time in 2010; the ratio between reported and estimated live births was 89.4% in 2006 and 97.4% in 2010; this system was used to build 22 health monitoring indicators.


the aspects evaluated and usefulness of Sinasc confirm the quality and importance of the information it provides in serving as input for public policies on maternal and child health.

Keywords : Information Systems; Health Information Systems; Birth Certificates; Live Birth; Health Evaluation.

        · abstract in Portuguese | Spanish     · text in English | Portuguese     · English ( pdf ) | Portuguese ( pdf )