Exogenous pesticide poisoning in the state of Espírito Santo, Brazil, 2007-2016: spatial distribution and temporal trend of incidence and lethality of notified cases
Keywords:Agrochemicals, Poisoning, Health Information Systems, Spatio-Temporal Analysis, Mortality
Objective: To describe the spatial distribution of cases of pesticide poisoning and analyze a temporal trend of incidence and lethality from this event in the state of Espírito Santo, Brazil. Methods: Time series study of confirmed cases of pesticide
poisoning reported to the Notifiable Diseases Information System (Sinan) from 2007 to 2016. Incidence rates were based on thematic maps. Scatter plots were used to report the incidence and case fatality. Results: Incident increase in poisoning in the period for the total number of cases and by sex and age group, except for those over 70 years old. The lethality was decreasing until 2012 with a later increase. Eight associations had the highest notification rates (30 to 46 new cases/100,000 population). Conclusion: There was an increase in the incidence of notifications in the period. The lethality was decreasing until 2012 followed by further increase.
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