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Revista Cubana de Higiene y Epidemiología

versión On-line ISSN 1561-3003

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RODRIGUEZ GONZALEZ, Barbarita  y  RODRIGUEZ LOPEZ, Justo. Epidemiology and risk strata from violent death: Villa Clara province, 1993-2002. Rev Cubana Hig Epidemiol [online]. 2006, vol.44, n.2. ISSN 1561-3003.

Every year, millions of people worldwide lose their lives or suffer injures as a result of violent deaths. Cuba is one of the first countries in the mortality picture by this cause, which prompted us to conduct a retrospective, longitudinal descriptive study aimed at characterizing from the epidemiological viewpoint violent deaths and determining priority areas for action in Villa Clara province from 1993 to 2002. It was observed that the risk of dying was higher in over 64 years age group and in males, and that the fundamental cause had been occurrence of accidents with a rate of 52.9 per 100 000 pop. In reference to risk strata, nine of the municipalities in this province were included in high risk strata because of their high mortality rates from this reason and the number of years of potential life lost, this is why they were classified as priority areas for action.

Palabras clave : Violent deaths; risk.

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