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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 […]

Pediatric trauma due to motor vehicle accidents on high traffic roadway

Israel Figueiredo Junior, Mauricio Vidal de Carvalho, Glaucia Macedo de Lima

DOI: 10.1590/S1679-45082012000100007

Objective:To outline a profile of pediatric trauma victims and verify the likelihood of trauma in children on a high traffic roadway.METHODS:A descriptive cohort study of the records of emergency medical service activations on the Rio-Niterói Bridge, a high traffic roadway in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Descriptive statistics were expressed as absolute and relative frequencies. The estimated risk of trauma in children aged < 12 years was calculated by means of odds ratios, with a 95% confidence interval.RESULTS:Trauma accounted for 514 [...]