Perfil epidemiológico da violência contra crianças e adolescentes na cidade de Curitiba
Pfeiffer, Luci Yara
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Abstract: The violence against children and adolescents, as well as no intentional injuries, is the first cause of death in the first year of life in Brazil. Despite that, there are few epidemiological data regarding this issue and limited instruments of risk level’s evaluation which can come to be considered as ill treatments. This paper intends to demonstrate an epidemiological profile of the situation of violence in infancy and adolescence, with especial attention on domestic violence. The compilation, interpretation, study and analysis of the notification registers dated from 1st january 2003 to 31 december 2004, was made by the `Group for Protecting Children and Youth on Situation of Violence’s risk of the City of Curitiba - “Rede de Proteção às Crianças e Adolescentes em Situação de Risco para a Violência de Curitiba”. Initially a linear study of the notifications’ files of this program, through the follow up of the data produced, during 2003 and 2004 was developed. After the registers´ analysis process, the construction of an epidemiological profile of the treatment against children and adolescents was made. The considered results were that the registers’ analysis of the notification files which state the situations of the violence against children and youth, are very important objects to make possible the development of an epidemiological violence manifestation’s profile in this age group. It make possible to show news aspects and many relationships of the interfaces of the abuse against children and adolescents, as well as the importance of the risk’s investigation to which they are submitted, through solids and secures data.
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