Maria de Fátima Marinho de Souza

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OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to evaluate the trends of ischemic and cerebrovascular death risk in the five regions--Midwest, Northeast, North, Southeast and South--of Brazil from 1981 to 2001. METHODS Data on mortality due to cerebrovascular and coronary heart diseases in the five regions of Brazil were obtained from the Brazilian Ministry of(More)
BACKGROUND Influenza disease is a vaccine-preventable cause of morbidity and mortality. The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) region has invested in influenza vaccines, but few estimates of influenza burden exist to justify these investments. We estimated influenza-associated deaths for 35 PAHO countries during 2002-2008. METHODS Annually, PAHO(More)
For the second straight year, large cities on the U.S. are experiencing an alarming increased [sic] in homicides, mostly committed with firearms. Philadelphia reported 406 homicides in 2006, giving it the highest rate of homicides among the ten largest cities (27.8 per 100,000 people). This trend has renewed interest in policies to limit the availability of(More)
BACKGROUND Considering the high socioeconomic inequalities in Brazil related to occurrence of morbidity and premature mortality, the objective of this study was to analyze inequalities in self-reported prevalence of Non-Communicable Diseases (NCD) and in the physical limitations caused by these diseases, among the Brazilian adult population, according to(More)
The scope of this study was to describe the magnitude and distribution of deaths by homicide in the Americas and to analyze the prevailing trends. Deaths by homicide (X85 to Y09 and Y35) were analyzed in 32 countries of the Americas Region from 1999 to 2009, recorded in the Mortality Information System/Pan American Health Organization. A negative binomial(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine trends in mortality from respiratory disease in several areas of Latin America between 1998 and 2009. METHODS The numbers of deaths attributed to respiratory disease between 1998 and 2009 were extracted from mortality data from Argentina, southern Brazil, Chile, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Mexico and Paraguay. Robust linear models were(More)
OBJECTIVE Analyze the trends in the risk of death from circulatory diseases (CD) in thirteen states in Brazil between 1980 and 1998. METHODS Data on mortality from CD, ischemic heart diseases (IHD), and cerebrovascular diseases (CVD) in thirteen states were obtained from the Ministry of Health data base. Populational estimates from 1980 to 1998 were(More)
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