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Table 2 Demographic characteristics of scorpionism cases registered in SINAN, Brazil, 2000-2012

From: Scorpionism in Brazil in the years 2000 to 2012

Demographic data Cases Deaths Lethality rate (%) RR (IC 95%) p value
  n =482,616 % n =728 %    
Sex        
Male 244,593 50.7 410 56.3 0.17 1.26 (1.09-1.45) p <0.05
Female 237,801 49.3 317 43.5 0.13 1
Ignored/Omitted 222 0.0 1 0.1
Race/Color        
White 117,306 24.3 146 20.1 0.12 1
Blacka 215,938 44.7 368 50.5 0.17 1.37 (1.13-1.66) p <0.05
Yellow 3,988 0.8 9 1.2 0.23 1.81 (0.92-3.55) p >0.05
Indigenous 1,603 0.3 5 0.7 0.31 2.51 (1.03-6.10) p >0.05
Ignored/Omitted 143,781 29.8 200 27.5 0.14
Education b        
None 17,810 3.7 16 2.2 0.09 1.39 (0.78-2.45) p >0.05
1-3 years 53,716 11.1 82 11.3 0.15 2.36 (1.64-3.39) p <0.05
4-7 years 86,127 17.8 83 11.4 0.10 1.49 (1.04-2.14) p <0.05
8 or more 69,524 14.4 45 6.2 0.06 1
Not applicablec 48,603 10.1 314 43.1 0.65 9.98 (7.30-13.64) p <0.05
Ignored/Omitted 206,836 42.9 188 25.8 0.09
Age d        
< 1-4 33,038 6.8 234 32.1 0.71 10.09 (8.46-12.02) p <0.05
5-9 35,812 7.4 159 21.8 0.44 6.32 (5.19-7.70) p <0.05
10-11 39,123 8.1 72 9.9 0.18 2.62 (2.02-3.40) p <0.05
15 and + e 374,544 77.6 263 36.1 0.07 1
15-19 42,598 8.8 38 5.2 0.09
20-49 227,028 47.0 153 21.0 0.07
50-64 67,785 14.0 45 6.2 0.07
65-79 31,242 6.5 21 2.9 0.07
80 and + 5,891 1.2 6 0.8 0.10
Ignored/Omitted 99 0.0 0 0.0 0.00
Accident zone        
Urban Area 297,595 61.7 281 38.6 0.09 1
Rural Area 151,579 31.4 419 57.4 0.28 2.92 (2.51-3.40) p <0.05
Ignored/Omitted 33,442 6.9 28 3.8 0.08
  1. aRace/color black = summation of skin colors black and brown [19]. bEducation in complete years of study. cVariable is automatically filled when the notified case is less than seven years old. dAge in years. eAge “15 and +” = summation of ages 15–19, 20–49, 50–64, 65–79, 80 and + .
  2. Data Source: SINAN/SVS/MS.