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Informe Epidemiológico do Sus

versão impressa ISSN 0104-1673


MELCHIOR, Stela Candioto; SOARES, Darli Antonio; ANDRADE, Selma Maffei de  e  IZUMI, Rosa Maria Kayoko. Evaluation of the mortality of indian groups of the north of Paraná State, 1990 to 1999. Inf. Epidemiol. Sus [online]. 2002, vol.11, n.2, pp.61-68. ISSN 0104-1673.

A descriptive study was conducted with the objective of evaluating the health status of indians who live in the north of the State of Paraná, Brazil. For the period of 1990 to 1999, the following health indicators were calculated and analyzed: infant mortality rate and its components (neonatal and post-neonatal mortality), Swaroop-Uemura indicator, and Guedes indicator (adapted by Pereira). Analysis was performed comparing two periods: 1990 to 1994 and 1995 to 1999 in order to avoid random variation due to the small number of cases. Data were obtained from books of births and deaths registration in each indigenous reserve, as well as from death and birth certificates when these events had happened in hospitals. Data was compared with the reports sent to the Indian National Foundation (FUNAI) to avoid duplicated and to recover omitted information. Results revealed a decline in the health status of the indigenous population of this region with an increase in premature mortality and a decline in all mortality indicators. These suggest deterioration of the living conditions and the need to revise strategies of health care actions related to this population.

Palavras-chave : Health Indicators; Health Profile; South American Indians.

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