Cadernos de Saúde Pública
versión impresa ISSN 0102-311X
FERREIRA, Rosiane Araújo et al. Spatial analysis of the social vulnerability of adolescent pregnancy. Cad. Saúde Pública [online]. 2012, vol.28, n.2, pp. 313-323. ISSN 0102-311X. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0102-311X2012000200010.
The purpose of this study was to present a spatial analysis of the social vulnerability of teenage pregnancy by geoprocessing data on births and deaths present on the Brazilian Ministry of Health databases in order to support intersectoral management actions and strategies based on spatial analysis in neighborhood areas. The thematic maps of the educational, occupational, birth and marital status of mothers, from all births and deaths in the city, presented a spatial correlation with teenage pregnancy. These maps were superimposed to produce social vulnerability map of adolescent pregnancy and women in general. This process presents itself as a powerful tool for the study of social vulnerability.
Palabras llave : Pregnancy in Adolescence; Adolescent; Social Vulnerability; Spatial Analysis.