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Utilidad del análisis geográfico en el estudio de las muertes por atropellamiento

Salud publica de Mexico (Impact Factor: 0.94). 01/2000; DOI: 10.1590/S0036-36342000000300004
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ABSTRACT OBJETIVO: Plantear la utilidad de aplicar el análisis geográfico en el estudio de las muertes provocadas por atropellamiento. MATERIAL Y MÉTODOS: Se realizó un estudio transversal, en el año 2000, sobre mortalidad por atropellamiento, de acuerdo con la IX Revisión de la Clasificación Internacional de Enfermedades. Se analizaron certificados de defunción de personas que vivían y fallecieron en la ciudad de México, Distrito Federal, de 1994 a 1997, debido a un atropellamiento. Se calcularon tasas crudas de mortalidad por delegación política y por sexo, asimismo se generaron mapas que contienen las correferencias de las muertes, a distintos grados de agregación, utilizando el programa Map-Info. RESULTADOS: Del total de 3 687 defunciones por atropellamiento, 71% correspondieron a personas que vivían en la ciudad de México. Sólo se incluyeron en el proceso de georreferencia 1 152 defunciones (43.5%) que eran las que contaban con información referente al sitio de ocurrencia del atropellamiento. Los resultados, según nivel de agregación, fueron, a nivel delegación política: Milpa Alta, Cuajimalpa y Cuauhtémoc, con tasas por arriba de 23/100 000 habitantes; a nivel colonia, 10 presentan concentraciones de nueve y más casos, y a nivel calle, destaca un punto ubicado en La Venta, en Cuajimalpa, con 25 defunciones. CONCLUSIONES: Este tipo de análisis es fundamental desde las perspectivas espacial y epidemiológica al relacionar algunos factores espaciales que coadyuvan en la ocurrencia de atropellamientos. Estos estudios contribuyen al conocimiento y prevención de las muertes por atropellamiento.

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