Ciência & Saúde Coletiva
Print version ISSN 1413-8123
FERREIRA, Jacyra Salucy Antunes; SILVA, Maria Dolores Paes da and SILVA, Izabel Cristina de Avelar. Intra-urban differentials of the mortality situation in the municipality of Camaragibe: 1999 to 2003. Ciênc. saúde coletiva [online]. 2010, vol.15, n.1, pp. 239-245. ISSN 1413-8123. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1413-81232010000100029.
The epidemiological profile of the populations has changed throughout history and populace spaces. Throughout the years, epidemiologists have studied the changes in the epidemiological profiles of the populations, employing, according to the given health figures, the health of the populations, using specially the mortality data of the information systems in the entire country. Aiming to identify the mortality situation as per sex, age, cause groups and specific death causes in the municipality of Camaragibe, from 1999 to 2003, a descriptive study has been used taking into account the variables presented at SIM (Sistema de Mortalidade). Moreover, using the RPA's as analysis units, a description of the mortality situation was performed taking into consideration the intra-urban differentials. The mortality behavior presented variations in relation to RPA of residence, albeit, for some indicators, these differentials were not so clear. The findings suggest that the mortality differentials were polarized in the municipality regions, and a further analysis using a more spaced out unit may be needed.
Keywords : Mortality; Differentials; Intra-Urban.