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Homicides of women in the state of Maranhão, Brazil, 2000-2019: ecological study

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https://doi.org/10.1590/s1679-49742022000200028

Keywords:

Homicide, Violence Against Women, Mortality, Health Information System, Ecological Studies

Abstract

Objective: To analyze female homicides in Maranhão between 2000-2019. Methods: Ecological study, with data from the Mortality Information System. The profile of deaths, trend of mortality rates (Joinpoint method) and correlation with socioeconomic, and health indicators (Pearson correlation) were evaluated. Results: 1,915 female homicides were reported, with a predominance between 20-29 years old (29.9%), single (62.0%), with 4-7 years of study (29.7%), brown (71.3%), occurred at home (31.9%) and by firearm (41.1%). The trend of mortality rates was increasing (APC = +8.21 – 95%CI 5.18;10.28). There was negative correlation between homicides and per capita income (p-value = 0.031) and a positive correlation with proportion of families headed by women (p-value = 0.001) and male mortality rate due to aggression (p-value = 0.001). Conclusion: There was an increase in female homicides, related to structural violence in society, poverty and women with greater family authority.

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Posted

08/30/2022

How to Cite

Coelho, S. F., Conceição, H. N. da, Rufino, A. C., & Madeiro, A. (2022). Homicides of women in the state of Maranhão, Brazil, 2000-2019: ecological study. In SciELO Preprints. https://doi.org/10.1590/s1679-49742022000200028

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Health Sciences

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