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Table 1 Distribution of the absolute number of cases and deaths due to scorpion envenomation recorded in SINAN, and epidemiological indicators by year of occurrence, Brazil, 2000-2012

From: Scorpionism in Brazil in the years 2000 to 2012

Years Cases Deaths Incidence ratea Mortality ratea Lethality rate (%)
2000 12,552 13 7.4 0.008 0.10
2001 17,996 38 10.4 0.022 0.21
2002 22,500 49 12.9 0.028 0.22
2003 24,280 49 13.7 0.028 0.20
2004 29,991 40 16.7 0.022 0.13
2005 35,531 45 19.3 0.024 0.13
2006 37,032 24 19.8 0.013 0.06
2007 37,261 61 19.7 0.032 0.16
2008 40,236 85 21.2 0.045 0.21
2009 50,350 90 26.3 0.047 0.18
2010 51,698 67 27.1 0.035 0.13
2011 59,162 78 29.3 0.041 0.14
2012 64,027 89 31.3 0.046 0.15
Total 482,616 728
Average b 19.6 0.030 0.16
  1. aValues corresponding to groups of 100,000 inhabitants. bArithmetic mean.
  2. Data source: SINAN/SVS/MS.