People with Disabilities and COVID-19 in the state of Espírito Santo: Between invisibility and the lack of Public Policies
Keywords:Cross-sectional study, people with disabilities, health, COVID-19
Objectives: to analyze the epidemiological profile of people with disabilities infected with SARS-CoV-2 notified in Espírito Santo. Method: Comparative study among people with disabilities with positive and negative tests for the diagnosis of COVID-19. Associations of test results and epidemiological and clinical variables were made using the chi-square test. The level of significance was 5%. Results: there were statistically significant differences between the two groups in relation to gender with more positives in females, age group with more positives in the 20 to 79 years age bracket, color race with more positives in white race, municipalities with more positives in greater Vitória, all with p <0.05. The lethality of 4.9% (175 cases) of death by COVID-19 in the group of people with disabilities, and 3% (3,016) in the group without disabilities. Conclusions: The pandemic emphasizes the need to create specific legal care mechanisms and targeted public policies for this population.
How to Cite
Copyright (c) 2020 Ethel Maciel, Douglas Melo, Jéssica Delcarro, Igor Robaina, Pablo Jabor, Etereldes Goncalves Junior, Eliana Zandonade
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.