Low, Sandra Trindade; de Araújo, Ednaldo Cavalcante; de Oliveira, Thacia Bezerra Teixeira; Tenório, Ana Paula de Souza; Calado Cavalcanti, Daniela Angélica
January 2010
Journal of Nursing UFPE / Revista de Enfermagem UFPE;1/1/2010, Vol. 4 Issue 1, p291
Academic Journal
Objective: to characterize the deaths in children under one year in the Health District VI (HD VI) from Recife, in 2006 and 2007 years. Methods: this is a retrospective descriptive exploratory study, performed with secondary data of all deaths in children under one year of DSVI through the following sources: Declaration of death, Mortality Information System, Information System on Born Alive and Confidential Research Card Death in Less Than 1 Year, analyzed by statistical descriptive information into tables, using simple frequency and absolute number. This study was approved by the Ethics Committee and Research from Integrated Health Center Amaury de Medeiros (CAAE 088/08/08-0086.0.250.000-). Results: the infant mortality rate of HD VI was 68 in 2006 and 60 in 2007 with the fall in Infant Mortality Coefficient of 11.4 to 10,8. In neonatal component, there was a decrease of 8.4 to 6,7. The post-neonatal mortality was increased by 3.0 to 4.1. The main underlying cause of death identified corresponded to perinatal damage with 54,69%, calling attention to the low socio-economic levels, maternal prematurity, Apgar score less than 7 and low weight at birth. Conclusions: the neonatal mortality is still deserves special attention from health services, however, the increase observed in post-neonatal component suggests environmental and socio-economic conditions unfavorable.


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