2016
DOI: 10.1590/1982-0194201600040
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Mortalidade infantil: tendência temporal e contribuição da vigilância do óbito

Abstract: Objective: To analyze the temporal trend in infant mortality in the city of Recife, state of Pernambuco, Brazil and evaluate the contribution of death surveillance as an instrument for improving vital statistics and action planning. Methods: Infant, neonatal, and post-neonatal mortality rates were calculated from 1980 to 2012. An exponential regression model was used for trend analysis. A study on the variables, the basic and associated causes of death certificates, and avoidability was conducted to evaluate t… Show more

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“…These findings are in line with the statement by investigators on the importance of validation of the information of the death certificate by the health oversight 7 and show that analysis of the database before the investigation can result in erroneous interpretation in the distribution of some variables.…”
Section: Discussionsupporting
confidence: 90%
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“…These findings are in line with the statement by investigators on the importance of validation of the information of the death certificate by the health oversight 7 and show that analysis of the database before the investigation can result in erroneous interpretation in the distribution of some variables.…”
Section: Discussionsupporting
confidence: 90%
“…The variable 'Body sent for autopsy' in the death certificate also showed a high percentage of alteration, and this is similar to what has been found by other authors 7 , and may reflect the small importance given by the medical profession to the filling-in of this field. The other inconsistencies reported may be the result of errors in the typing of the death certificate into the system or, of doubts on the correct filling in of the death certificate.…”
Section: Discussionsupporting
confidence: 88%
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