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A ocorrência de causas externas na infância em serviços de urgência: aspectos epidemiológicos, Brasil, 2014. / A ocorrência de causas externas na infância em serviços de urgência: aspectos epidemiológicos, Brasil, 2014. / The occurrence of external causes in childhood in emergency care: epidemiological aspects, Brazil, 2014.

Cien Saude Colet; 21(12): 3729-3744, 2016 Dec.
Artigo em Português, Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-27925114

OBJECTIVE:

: To describe emergency care for external causes in childhood, age group 0-9 years, in Brazilian capitals, collected from the Violence and Accident Surveillance System (VIVA) Survey in 2014.

METHODS:

: To review data from the VIVA survey conducted in public emergency services in 24 Brazilian capitals. Variables analyzed were gender, age group (0-1 years, 2-5 years and 6-9 years), race/skin color, type of events and injuries, aggressors and other.

RESULTS:

: Eight thousand five hundred eighty-eight children received care, of which 8,164 (95%) were victims of accidents and 424 (5%) of violence. Boys suffered more accidents, most events occurred at home (65%) and discharge was the most frequent outcome. Falls were the most frequent accidents, followed by other accidents, road injury and burns. Neglect prevailed among the types of violence, followed by physical violence. The perpetrator was a child's relative in 72% of the cases, and women were the most frequent aggressors for children under 1 year, and men for children aged 6 to 9 years.

CONCLUSION:

: Childhood accidents occurred mainly at home, and falls were the most frequent events. Family members and acquaintances perpetrated violence against children. Data point to the implementation of public prevention and child protection policies.