Ridalva Dias Martins Felzemburg

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CONTEXT AND OBJECTIVE: Mortality measurements are traditionally used as health indicators and are useful in describing a population's health situation through reporting injuries that lead to death. The aim here was to analyze the temporal trend of proportional mortality from ill-defined causes (IDCs) among the elderly in Brazil from 1979 to 2013. DESIGN(More)
OBJECTIVE This study aimed to analyze the trends of mortality from symptoms, signs and ill-defined causes (SSIDC) in the Northeast region of Brazil, during the period of 1979- 2009. METHODS The study used secondary data provided by the Mortality Information System SIM/Datasus/Ministry of Health. RESULTS There was a reduction in the proportion of this(More)
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