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Completeness and characterization of gestational and congenital syphilis records in Bahia, Brazil, 2007-2017

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  • Maria Auxiliadora Santos Soares Universidade Federal da Bahia https://orcid.org/0000-0003-3338-6045
  • Rosana Aquino Guimarães Pereira Universidade Federal da Bahia

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https://doi.org/10.1590/s1679-49742021000400018

Keywords:

Syphilis Congenital, Prenatal Care, Health Profile, Epidemiology Descriptive;, Health Information Systems

Abstract

Objective: To describe the characteristics and completeness of notifications of gestational and congenital syphilis across the state of Bahia, Brazil, in the period 2007-2017. Methods: This ecological study with data obtained from Notifiable Diseases Information System (Sinan). Incidence rates at the macro-regional and state levels and percentage of completeness were calculated. Results: 15.050 cases of gestacional syphilis and 7.812 of congenital syphilis were identified. The incidence rate varied from 1.3 to 15.1 cases in pregnant women/1,000 live births and from 0.5 to 6.7 cases in infants under one year/1,000 live births. The completeness of variable clinical classification of gestacional syphilis varied from 58.2% to 67.2% in the studied periods. Conclusion: The study showed an increase in the incidence rates, failure to fill out notifications and the need to the implementation of a routine information quality assessment.

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09/23/2021

How to Cite

Santos Soares, M. A. ., & Aquino Guimarães Pereira, R. . (2021). Completeness and characterization of gestational and congenital syphilis records in Bahia, Brazil, 2007-2017. In SciELO Preprints. https://doi.org/10.1590/s1679-49742021000400018

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