Research Article
Volume 3 Issue 8 - 2021
Survey and Characterization by Regions and States of Brazil of the Main Causes of Death from Intoxication in the Period 2010 - 2018
Weslley Fernandes Aleixo1, Maria Beatriz Nunes Graciano1, Nathalia Serafim dos Santos2, Tanize do Espirito Santo Faulin1 and Thiago de Souza Candido1*
1Department of Health Sciences, Integrated Colleges of Jaú, Brazil
2Department of Health Sciences, Southwest Paulista College, Brazil
*Corresponding Author: Thiago de Souza Candido, Department of Health Sciences, Integrated Colleges of Jaú, Navarro, Jaú, São Paulo, Brazil.
Received: June 29, 2021; Published: July 31, 2021


The adverse effects obtained by various types of agents foreign to the human organism may be associated with intoxication events. Drugs, ethanol and pesticides can be examples of exogenous causative agents, so research related to interactions from exogenous intoxications seeks to improve the use of such substances, being able to obtain knowledge of all possible incompatibilities in the human organism. This study aimed to analyze data on deaths from poisoning in Brazil from 2010 to 2018, in order to understand its causes and seek possible solutions. To achieve the proposed objective, a compilation, analysis and calculation of death rates from poisoning per 100 thousand inhabitants was carried out at national, regional and state levels, made available in the database on Mortality Information System (MIS) - DATASUS in the public domain in periods. Through the study, it was found that at the national level, the years 2014 to 2016 had high death rates compared to other years provided, while at the regional level, the North region stood out in all years from 2012. Following in this region, the state of Amazonas was also highlighted in all years, leading upwards until the year 2017. At the end of this work it was possible to realize that the indiscriminate use of toxic agents, such as the indiscriminate use of medicines, becomes a major public health problem. It is also necessary to try to guarantee the correct and rational use of these and, thus, contribute to the reduction of cases of intoxication in Brazil, especially in the North region and in the aforementioned states.

Keywords: Intoxication; Mortality Information System (MIS); Death from Poisoning; Drugs; Self-Medication


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Citation: Thiago de Souza Candido., et al. “Survey and Characterization by Regions and States of Brazil of the Main Causes of Death from Intoxication in the Period 2010 - 2018”. EC Nursing and Healthcare 3.8 (2021): 79-86.

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