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Type: Artigo
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
Marcio Cristiano; Ferraz
Rosemeire de Olanda; do Nascimento
Juliana Luporini; Donalisio
Maria Rita
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.
Subject: Hiv/aids
Mortality Rate
Rio de Janeiro
Citation: Ciência & Saúde Coletiva. Abrasco, v. 21, p. 3889 - 3898, 2016.
Rights: aberto
Identifier DOI: 10.1590/1413-812320152112.11262015
Date Issue: 2016
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