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Completeness, consistency and non-duplication of records of child sexual violence in the Information System of Notifiable Diseases in Santa Catarina, Brazil, 2009-2019

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https://doi.org/10.1590/S2237-96222022000200012

Keywords:

Sex Offenses, Child Abuse, Sexual, Child Abuse, Public Health Surveillance, Mandatory Reporting, Cross-Sectional Studies

Abstract

Objective: To assess the completeness, consistency and duplicity of records of child sexual abuse reported in the Notifiable Diseases Information System (Sinan), in Santa Catarina, Brazil, from 2009 to 2019. Methods: A descriptive and analytical crosssectional study was performed to assess the quality of Sinan data regarding completeness, consistency and non duplication. Results: 3,489 cases of violence were reported, with an increase of 662.5% in the number of notifications, it can be related in 46.7% of the times to the increase in the number of reference centers for the care of people in situations of sexual violence in the state. The consistency was excellent at 90.0%, the completeness was considered excellent to good in 92.3%. For 14 variables, the temporal trend of completeness increased in the period. There was no record of duplicity. Conclusion: Data from the surveillance system of sexual violence against children were considered adequate in the studied questions.

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05/25/2022

How to Cite

Platt, V. B., Coelho, E. B. S., Bolsoni, C., & Höfelmann, D. A. (2022). Completeness, consistency and non-duplication of records of child sexual violence in the Information System of Notifiable Diseases in Santa Catarina, Brazil, 2009-2019. In SciELO Preprints. https://doi.org/10.1590/S2237-96222022000200012

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Health Sciences

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