The burden of injury in Brazil, 2003.

@article{Gawryszewski2006TheBO,
  title={The burden of injury in Brazil, 2003.},
  author={Vilma Pinheiro Gawryszewski and Eug{\^e}nia Maria Silveira Rodrigues},
  journal={Sao Paulo medical journal = Revista paulista de medicina},
  year={2006},
  volume={124 4},
  pages={
          208-13
        }
}
CONTEXT AND OBJECTIVE Since 1980, injuries have been the second biggest cause of death among the Brazilian population. This study aimed to analyze national data on fatal injuries and nonfatal injury hospitalization in Brazil, for 2003. DESIGN AND SETTING This was a population-based descriptive study, Brazil, 2003. METHODS Data from 126,520 fatal injuries and 733,712 nonfatal injuries seen at public hospitals were analyzed. The data were stratified by sex, age, intent and injury mechanism… CONTINUE READING

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