Epidemiology of Congenital Syphilis in the state of Sergipe





Congenital syphilis; Epidemiology; Sergipe.


Objective: The objective of this study is to analyze the temporal dynamics of congenital and gestational syphilis in Sergipe and to describe associated characteristics to sociodemographic variables of mothers whose children had congenital syphilis in Sergipe no from 2007 to 2015. Methodology: a descriptive, ecological, analytical and historical series study of all cases of congenital syphilis occurred in Sergipe in 2007 to 2015, including the mothers notified in the Notification System - SINAN. Results: there was an increase in the incidence rate of congenital syphilis in the period from 2007 to 2010, and a trend towards stabilization of the disease from this year onwards. Most of the mothers evaluated, 68.46% are between 20 and 34 years old, 40.7% of these women had incomplete elementary education and 85% declared themselves to be brown, 72.7% performed prenatal care and even though a good part of these women were diagnosed late. Conclusion: this fact reflects the fragility of prenatal care provided to these women in the aforementioned state. This fact reflects the need for improvements in the actions of health services in Sergipe.


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How to Cite

SILVEIRA, K. B. da .; SILVA, J. R. S. .; REIS, F. P. .; MELO, Ítalo F. L. de .; SANTOS, T. C. de M. .; SOUZA, M. de J. .; FEITOSA, V. L. C. . Epidemiology of Congenital Syphilis in the state of Sergipe. Research, Society and Development, [S. l.], v. 10, n. 14, p. e562101422061, 2021. DOI: 10.33448/rsd-v10i14.22061. Disponível em: https://rsdjournal.org/index.php/rsd/article/view/22061. Acesso em: 14 jul. 2024.



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