Ciência & Saúde Coletiva
Print version ISSN 1413-8123
SOUZA, Edinilsa Ramos de et al. Morbidity and mortality of young Brazilian men due to aggression: expression of gender differentials. Ciênc. saúde coletiva [online]. 2012, vol.17, n.12, pp. 3243-3248. ISSN 1413-8123. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1413-81232012001200009.
Mortality, hospitalization and emergency attendance visits for assault in Brazil, from 1996 to 2007 were analyzed. The data sources are the Mortality Information System/SIM, the Hospital Information System/SIH and the Surveillance System of Violence and Injuries/VIVA of the Ministry of Health. It was focused on males in the 15 to 29 year-old age group, and other variables related to the victim, the aggressor and the event. The male/ woman distribution was 11.6 times higher for mortality, 4.5 times for hospitalization and 2.8 times for hospital emergency treatment. In 2007 the rate of 15 to 29 year-old men was 92.8/100,000 inhabitants. The Southeast and Northeast have the highest incidence and prevalence. The conclusion was that the male/female differential rates occurs during adolescence, intensifies in early adulthood, and despite decreasing in intensity, continues until death. Cultural gender models and socio-structural aspects were examined to explain such marked differences.
Keywords : Aggression; Mortality; Morbidity; Emergency; Young.