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Epidemiological and deontological aspects of traffic mortality in Roraima  

Epidemiological and deontological aspects of traffic mortality in Roraima  

Antonio Alberto de Medeiros Ferreira, Luciane Zanin de Souza, Flávia Martão Flório

Journal Title:Revista Bioética
Abstract


Abstract This is a longitudinal and descriptive study evaluating epidemiological and deontological aspects of traffic mortality in Roraima by comparing data from the Legal Medical Institute of Roraima, the Violence and Accident Surveillance System and the Mortality Information System. Most of the victims were men (85.2%), brown-skinned (81.5%), living in an urban area (81.5%), single (66.7%), between 15 and 34 years old (54.9%). The most common injuries were contusion (96.2%) and fracture (75.5%). The body parts most affected were the head (69.8%), lower limbs (66%) and face (54.7%). The main cause of death was head trauma (43.4%). The comparison of data evidenced underreporting of traffic mortality in Roraima. Constant reflection is essential to establish ethical parameters for the professionals involved, and the integration between health agencies and the Legal Medical Institute is recommended to create a database to support policies adapted to the local reality. Keywords: Traffic accidents. Epidemiology. Ethic.