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|Title:||Incidence And Mortality Of Children And Teenagers With Aids: Challenges In The Southern Region Of Brazil|
|Title Alternative:||Incidência E Mortalidade Por Aids Em Crianças E Adolescentes: Desafios Na Região Sul Do Brasil|
|Author:||de Melo M.C.|
do Nascimento J.L.
|Abstract:||The objective of this study is to describe the time trend of coefficients of incidence and mortality associated with AIDS in children and adolescents. An ecological time trend study was conducted among individuals under 14 living in the regional context of high incidence of AIDS – Porto Alegre and the State of Rio Grande do Sul – from 1996 to 2012. For this purpose, a segmented regression model was adjusted for age categories and place of residence. AIDS morbidity and mortality indicators in Porto Alegre are still higher than those registered in the State, the southern region and other areas of the country. In Porto Alegre, 59.1% of cases (371/628) occurred in children under four years of age, the incidence showed peaks in the period and the mortality dropped from 9 to 2 per 100,000. A significant decreasing in annual percentage change in mortality was observed especially in children under 1 year of age in Porto Alegre. This drop may be related to prevention and treatment of pregnant women. The challenge is to identify possible fragilities of the STD/AIDS Program and its vulnerable points in order to make specific interventions and investments with a greater impact potential. © 2016, Associacao Brasileira de Pos - Graduacao em Saude Coletiva. All rights reserved.|
|Editor:||Associacao Brasileira de Pos - Graduacao em Saude Coletiva|
|Citation:||Ciencia E Saúde Coletiva. Associacao Brasileira De Pos - Graduacao Em Saude Coletiva, v. 21, n. 12, p. 3889 - 3898, 2016.|
|Appears in Collections:||Unicamp - Artigos e Outros Documentos|
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