Violence and injuries in Brazil: the effect, progress made, and challenges ahead.

  title={Violence and injuries in Brazil: the effect, progress made, and challenges ahead.},
  author={Michael Eduardo Reichenheim and Edinilsa Ramos de Souza and Claudia Leite de Moraes and Maria Helena Prado de Mello Jorge and Cosme Marcelo Furtado Passos da Silva and Maria Cec{\'i}lia de Souza Minayo},
  volume={377 9781},
Although there are signs of decline, homicides and traffic-related injuries and deaths in Brazil account for almost two-thirds of all deaths from external causes. In 2007, the homicide rate was 26·8 per 100,000 people and traffic-related mortality was 23·5 per 100,000. Domestic violence might not lead to as many deaths, but its share of violence-related morbidity is large. These are important public health problems that lead to enormous individual and collective costs. Young, black, and poor… CONTINUE READING
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