Violence's cases against disabled persons notified by Brazilian health services, 2011 to 2017
Keywords:Violence, Disabled Persons, Health Services, Notification, Health Information Systems, Epidemiology
Objective: To describe the cases of violence against disabled persons notified by Brazilian health services in the period from 2011 to 2017. Methods: A descriptive study of secondary data of notifications of violence against disabled persons registered in the Notifiable Diseases Information System (Sinan). Results: 116,219 cases of violence against disabled persons were recorded in the period. Most of the victims were female (67%), white (50.7%), between 20 and 59 years old (61.6%) and mentally disabled (58.1%), with multiple disabilities occurring frequently (15.9%), especially mental and intellectual. Self-inflicted violence accounted for 44.5% of notifications. Physical violence was the most reported (51.6%), and in 36.5% of notifications the likely aggressor was family. Conclusion: The description of cases of violence against disabled persons notified by Brazilian health services can contribute to the formulation and improvement of public policies to face this important problem
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