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Epidemiologia e Serviços de Saúde

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BAHIA, Camila Alves; AVANCI, Joviana Quintes; PINTO, Liana Wernersbach  and  MINAYO, Maria Cecilia de Souza. Adolescent intentional self-harm notifications and hospitalizations in Brazil, 2007-2016. Epidemiol. Serv. Saúde [online]. 2020, vol.29, n.2, e2019060.  Epub Apr 16, 2020. ISSN 1679-4974.


to describe the profile of case notifications and hospitalizations of intentional self-harm involving adolescents in Brazil.


this was a descriptive study with data from the Notifiable Health Conditions Information System (SINAN) (2011-2014) and the Brazilian National Health System Hospital Information System (SIH/SUS) (2007-2016) about intentional self-harm.


there were 15,702 notifications, with predominance of the 15-19 years age group (76.4%), females (71.6%) and White race/skin color (58.3%); the home was the most frequent place of occurrence (88.5% among those 10-14 years old and 89.9% among those 15-19 years old); poisoning/intoxication was the most used method (76.6% and 78% in the 10-14 and 15-19 age groups, respectively); there were 12,060 hospitalizations, with a predominance of females (58.1%) and greater occurrence in Southeast Region (2.7 and 7.0 notifications/100,000 inhabitants in the 10-14 and 15-19 age groups, respectively).


the results reinforce the need for health services to be sensitive to recording cases and providing care to these adolescents.

Keywords : Suicide, Attempted; Adolescent; Information Systems; Hospitalization; Epidemiology, Descriptive.

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