Potential years of life lost due to aids in women in southern Brazil: a descriptive study, 2007-2017
Keywords:AIDS, Life Expectancy, Women, Social Vulnerability, Racial Groups, Descriptive Epidemiology
Objective: to describe the potential years of life lost (YPLL) due to AIDS in female population and to analyze the association with race/color and indicators of social vulnerability in Porto Alegre, RS, Brazil. Methods: descriptive study considering
deaths from AIDS in women between 2007 and 2017; data were obtained from the database of the mortality information system; crude values and YPLL rates per 1,000 deaths were calculated considering health districts and skin color. Results: among 1,539 deaths, 51,000 potential years of life were lost, representing 86.5 years lost for every 1,000 women; a higher proportion of deaths was identified for white skin color (53.4%), but a higher YPLL rate among black women living in regions of greater vulnerability. Conclusion: the results suggest the impact of racial inequalities in the reduction of potential years of life due to death from AIDS.
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