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Revista Médica de Risaralda

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RINCON ACEVEDO, Claudia Yaneth; ZULETA DUENAS, Liliana Patricia  and  CASTANEDA-PORRAS, Oneida. Fatal injuries in adolescents at Casanare - Colombia; 2011-2013. Revista médica Risaralda [online]. 2016, vol.22, n.1, pp.18-29. ISSN 0122-0667.

Background. According to World Health Organization, fatal injuries are among the main causes of death and disability in people less than <18 yr. The purpose of this study is to describe injuries' profile in adolescents at department of Casanare during 2011-2013. Methods. Descriptive study from the non-fetal and external cause fatalities in the vital statistics database of the Administrative Department of National Statistics (ADNS). Data analysis was made using Microsoft Excel® 2010 spreadsheet. Specific and adjusted mortality rates per 100.000 inhabitants per year, age-group and town, as well as years of potential life lost (YPLL) were analyzed for each cause according to OPS-6/67 CIE-10. Results. During 2011-2013 there were 99 deaths: 2011, 23 (23,2%); 2012, 36 (36,4%); 2013, 40 (40,4%). Mortality rate was 138.2 and adjusted 236,4 per 100.000 inhabitants; by age-group: 10-14 yr (52.8; 45,4/100.000); 15-19 (224.3; 189,9/100.000); by sex: men (220,0; 187,7/100.000); women (54.1; 46,2/100.000). YPLL were 5.940; by traffic accidents, 2.160; aggression/ homicide, 1.440; suicide, 840; undetermined, 780; drowning, 420; legal interventions/war operations and other related, 120; firearms, 60. Indices AVPP 83.1/1.000. Conclusions. First cause of mortality due to fatal injuries was related to traffic accidents, a different picture from that of the whole nation, where homicides are the first issue. It is necessary to join efforts from all socio-economic sectors to decrease children's mortality.

Keywords : Injury; Mortality; Violence; Potential Years of Life Lost; Adolescent; Colombia.

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