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Health information systems and pesticide poisoning at Pernambuco

Overview of attention for article published in Revista Brasileira de Epidemiologia, September 2015
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Health information systems and pesticide poisoning at Pernambuco
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Revista Brasileira de Epidemiologia, September 2015
DOI 10.1590/1980-5497201500030012
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Pedro Costa Cavalcanti de Albuquerque, Idê Gomes Dantas Gurgel, Aline do Monte Gurgel, Lia Giraldo da Silva Augusto, Marília Teixeira de Siqueira


Understanding the epidemiologic profile of a particular disease is key to undertake health actions. To that end, information systems that present quality data help in the decision-making process and demonstrate the impact of the problems. To analyze the contribution of health information systems for the characterization of pesticide poisoning through SINAN, CEATOX and SIM in the State of Pernambuco. In this study, the completeness and consistency of the data were assessed, as well as the epidemiological profile of pesticide poisoning in Pernambuco in the period from 2008 to 2012, based on the following Health Information Systems: Center for Toxicological Assistance of Pernambuco (CEATOX), Notifiable Diseases Information System (SINAN) and Mortality Information System (SIM). The data revealed incompleteness and inconsistencies in information. Regarding the profile, females are more affected in the morbidity profile, and men have a higher mortality rate. Poisoning was more frequent in young adults with low educational level. With regard to the circumstances, most of the cases were suicide attempts, unique acute cases and not related to work. Despite suggesting underreporting, the data showed that persons engaged in agriculture are most commonly affected. The strengthening of these systems is necessary for the generation of consistent information that support health policies for the population groups involved.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 42 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 6 14%
Student > Doctoral Student 4 10%
Student > Master 3 7%
Student > Ph. D. Student 2 5%
Researcher 2 5%
Other 2 5%
Unknown 23 55%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Nursing and Health Professions 6 14%
Medicine and Dentistry 5 12%
Environmental Science 2 5%
Earth and Planetary Sciences 2 5%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 2 5%
Other 1 2%
Unknown 24 57%

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This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 4. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 01 February 2016.
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