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Medicina Legal de Costa Rica

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SILVA, Hildebrando Xavier. El ahogamiento en la región de Salvador, Bahía: el ahogamiento en el contexto de la mortalidad por las causas externas en la región metropolitana de Salvador (Bahia, Brasil). Med. leg. Costa Rica [online]. 2000, vol.17, n.1, pp.38-46. ISSN 2215-5287.

lt is studied participation of the drowning in the context of the deaths for extemal causes, in the Region Metropolitan of Salvador, the period of 1990-95, motivate by the geographic condítions that this region presents, of the maritime edge.  They are analyzed given gotten of the " System of Information on Mortality ", of the Health department - DATASUS. lt was observed that the drowning contributes almost with 7% of the total of deaths for external causes, occupying 32 place between these, come below only of "other violences " and homicides.  Flame attention, in the data analyzed, the prevalence of the drowning on the traffic accidents as mortality cause and, warns for the necessity of if adopting measured educational and security to restrain its occurrence.

Keywords : mortality; drowing; security.

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