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Epidemiologia e Serviços de Saúde

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

Abstract

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.  http://dx.doi.org/10.5123/S1679-49742015000400005.

OBJECTIVE:

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

METHODS:

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

RESULTS:

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.

CONCLUSION:

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.

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