Propensity of Mortality from External Causes in the State Piauí, Brazil 2001-2012
Objective: To analyze the trend of mortality from external causes in the State of Piauí from 2001 to 2012. Methodology: descriptive, exploratory and quantitative study. The System databases used were Mortality Information of the Ministry of Health, available on the website of the Department of the Unified Health System Information. Results: There were 19,725 deaths, highlighting the male (82.8%), aged 20-39 years (46.3%), marital status: single (51%), of brown ethnicity (66.2%), and education from 4 to 7 years (26.3%). The men, aged 20 to 29 years (29.7%). The women, aged 60 and over (25.5%). The standardized mortality rate increased (74.6 / 100 000 inhabitants) in 2012. Conclusion: External causes affecting especially the younger population. Transport accidents and assaults accounted for the main specific causes of death. It is necessary to develop educational activities for greater emphasis on reducing mortality and more effective public policies.
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