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Enfermería Global

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QUADROS, Marciano Nascimento de et al. State of violence against children and adolescents in Brazil. Enferm. glob. [online]. 2016, vol.15, n.44, pp.162-173. ISSN 1695-6141.

Objective: Verify the occurrence of physical and psychological/moral violence against children and adolescents in the geographic regions of Brazil in 2012. Method: Documental study of quantitative and descriptive approach. Data were collected in the Notifiable Diseases Information System, in which it was used the modality "physical and psychological/moral violence" in the age range of <1 year to 14 years old in different regions of Brazil i n 2012. Data analysis was performed using descriptive statistics (simple and crossed tables, figures and rates), by using the Microsoft Office Excel, 2007 version. Results: Of the 8,397 occurrences of psychological/moral violence, 62.7% had ambulatory referral and hospitalization occurred in 6.3%, being the major frequency among females. In 14,125 registered cases of physical violence, 54.2% had ambulatory referral and 13.6% hospitalization, with higher incidence among females, too. There was lack of notification in about 1/3 of attendances. Conclusion: There is a need of specific politics and professional support to prevent, combat and attend the violence against children and adolescents that could reduce the level of insecurity and also increase the number of notifications.

Keywords : Violence; Child; Teenager; Nursing.

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