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Author Ribeiro, A.P.; Souza, E.R. de; Sousa, C.A.M. de url  doi
  Title Injuries caused by firearms treated at Brazilian urgent and emergency healthcare services Type Journal Article
  Year 2017 Publication Ciencia & Saude Coletiva Abbreviated Journal Cien Saude Colet  
  Volume 22 Issue 9 Pages 2851-2860  
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  Abstract This paper analyzes the medical care given at Brazilian urgent and emergency healthcare services to people injured by firearms in 2014. A cross-sectional study was carried out on care given to patients with firearms injuries in 24 capital cities of Brazilian states and in the Brazilian Federal District, included in the VIVA Survey. Simple and relative frequencies of the variables related to the patients and to the event were calculated, and a logistic model for complex samples was applied adopting care for firearms injuries patients as outcome. The results show the following percentages of care events as caused by firearms: 0.7% for the category 'other accidents (other than transport-related accidents)', 1.5% for self-inflicted injuries, 15.9% for injuries due to assault, and 65.1% of cases arising from legal intervention. The care given was predominantly to young male adults (age 20-39), of mixed race and with a low level of schooling. The most common injuries were: to arms and legs; and to multiple organs. The paper concludes by discussing the efforts to control firearms held by the public in Brazil, and how they can lead to severe and lethal outcomes in quarrels and interpersonal disputes.  
  Address Departamento de Estudos sobre Violencia e Saude Jorge Careli/Claves, Escola Nacional de Saude Publica, Fiocruz. Av. Brasil 4036/7 masculine, Manguinhos. 21040-210 Rio de Janeiro RJ Brasil.  
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  Language English Summary Language Original Title Lesoes provocadas por armas de fogo atendidas em servicos de urgencia e emergencia brasileiros  
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  ISSN 1413-8123 ISBN Medium  
  Area Expedition Conference  
  Notes PMID:28954136 Approved no  
  Call Number ref @ user @ Serial 97503  
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