Epidemiological profile of pesticide poisoning cases in the State of Sergipe, Brazil: a retrospective analysis from 2007 to 2021





Pesticide; Poisoning; Public health.


We aimed to characterize the epidemiological profile of reported cases of pesticide poisoning in the state of Sergipe between 2007 and 2021. Secondary data were obtained from the National Database of Notifiable Diseases Information System (SINAN) and National Toxicological Information System (SINITOX), through the Department of Informatics  of the Unified Health System (DATASUS) and analysis performed using the free tool Google Sheets. During the studied  period, 960 cases of exogenous pesticide poisoning were registered in the state. The municipality of Aracaju had the highest percentage of the number of cases. The incidence prevailed in females, in the 20-39 age group, in the brown  race and among those with incomplete primary education. The most used toxic agent was rodenticide, suicide attempt  predominated as a circumstance of use. Most cases resulted from a single acute exposure, confirmed by the clinical-epidemiological method, and evolved to a cure without sequelae. This study traced the epidemiological profile of the  State of Sergipe with regard to the intoxication of the population and, in addition, brought little explored data and  information that directly impacts policies aimed at reducing morbidity and mortality resulting from the use of pesticides.

Author Biographies

Rafael Andersen Alves da Cruz Luz, Federal University of Sergipe

Department of Medicine, Federal University of Sergipe, Aracaju, SE, Brazil.

Ana Beatriz Seixas Oliveira, Federal University of Sergipe

Department of Medicine, Federal University of Sergipe, Aracaju, SE

Vitor de Carvalho Garcia, Federal University of Sergipe

Department of Medicine, Federal University of Sergipe, Aracaju, Sergipe, Brazil.

Larissa Monteiro Rafael, Federal University of Sergipe

Department of Geography, Postgraduate Program in Natural Sciences, Federal University of Sergipe, Itabaiana, SE, Brazil

José Ronaldo dos Santos, Federal University of Sergipe

Department of Biosciences, Postgraduate Program in Natural Sciences, Federal University of Sergipe, Itabaiana, SE, Brazil

Lívia Cristina Rodrigues Ferreira Lins, Federal University of Sergipe

Department of Physiology, Postgraduate Program in Natural Sciences, Federal University of Sergipe, São Cristovão, SE, Brazil. 


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How to Cite

LUZ, R. A. A. da C. .; OLIVEIRA, A. B. S. .; GARCIA, V. de C. .; RAFAEL, L. M. .; SANTOS, J. R. dos; LINS, L. C. R. F. . Epidemiological profile of pesticide poisoning cases in the State of Sergipe, Brazil: a retrospective analysis from 2007 to 2021. Research, Society and Development, [S. l.], v. 12, n. 4, p. e14312441127, 2023. DOI: 10.33448/rsd-v12i4.41127. Disponível em: https://rsdjournal.org/index.php/rsd/article/view/41127. Acesso em: 26 sep. 2023.



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