Cadernos de Saúde Pública
On-line version ISSN 1678-4464
Print version ISSN 0102-311X
RESENDES, Ana Paula da Costa; SOUZA-SANTOS, Reinaldo and BARBOSA, Constança Simões. Hospitalization and mortality from mansoni schistosomiasis in the State of Pernambuco, Brazil, 1992/2000. Cad. Saúde Pública [online]. 2005, vol.21, n.5, pp.1392-1401. ISSN 1678-4464. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0102-311X2005000500011.
In order to investigate the historical trends, epidemiological profile, and spatial distribution of hospital admissions and deaths from schistosomiasis in the State of Pernambuco, Brazil, an analysis was conducted of data from the Hospital Information System and Mortality Information System from 1992 to 2000. The results showed a reduction in hospital admissions and mortality, while identifying more admissions and deaths among males. There was a lower percentage of deaths and admissions from schistosomiasis in individuals under 30 years of age. However, schistosomiasis is still of relevant magnitude, as evidenced by the number of deaths from this cause and the number of patients admitted to the hospital system in Pernambuco. A spatial analysis of the endemic's distribution in the State showed that although from 1995 to 1999 there was a greater spread of admissions due to schistosomiasis in the municipalities (counties) of the Sertão (backlands) and São Francisco river valley, the number of municipalities with hospitalizations due to schistosomiasis decreased from 1995 to 1998, followed by an increase in 1999 and 2000.
Keywords : Indicators of Morbidity and Mortality; Mortality; Schistosomiasis; Spatial Analysis.