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Morbidity due trauma in children of the community of Paraisopolis, São Paulo, Brazil

Renata Dejtiar Waksman, Renato Melli Carrera, Erica Santos, Sulim Abramovici, Cláudio Schvartsman

DOI: 10.1590/S1679-45082014AO2434

Objective:: To identify the factors that determine unintentional injuries in children living in the community of Paraisopolis, in the city of São Paulo, Brazil.Methods: A cross-sectional and non-controlled study. Data collected during 4 consecutive months through questionnaires filled out for the Einstein Program in Paraisopolis Community included identification of the patient and his/her family, scholarity level, housing conditions, storage of hazardous products, access to the streets and concrete slab ceilings, supervision, and trauma mechanism involved. The observed data were treated […]