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Enfermería Global

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Abstract

FILHO, Augusto Cezar Antunes de Araujo et al. Epidemiological aspects of child mortality in a state in Northeastern Brazil. Enferm. glob. [online]. 2018, vol.17, n.49, pp.448-477.  Epub Jan 01, 2018. ISSN 1695-6141.  http://dx.doi.org/10.6018/eglobal.17.1.281141.

Objective

To analyze infant mortality in the State of Piauí, during the period 2004-2014.

Methods

Epidemiological, descriptive study with secondary data extracted from DATASUS, in which the population was composed of all infant deaths of mothers residing in Piauí, in the period 2004-2014.

Results

Despite the fluctuations, there was a decline in the infant mortality coefficient and its components, neonatal and post-neonatal. In addition, most deaths could be minimized through actions directed at women in the pregnancy-puerperal cycle and the newborn.

Conclusion

It has been shown that there is a need for improvement in maternal and child health care in Piauí so that infant mortality reaches the levels of more developed world regions

Keywords : Infant Mortality; Epidemiology; Maternal-Child Nursing.

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