Epidemiological profile of Covid-19 in the State of Rio Grande do Norte: analysis from the age range of positive cases

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DOI:

https://doi.org/10.33448/rsd-v9i11.9884

Keywords:

Coronavirus Infections; Age Groups; Epidemiology descriptive.

Abstract

Objective: to describe the epidemiological profile of COVID-19 and analyze from the age group, based on figures provided by the Rio Grande do Norte Department of Public Health. Methodology: ecological, descriptive study, developed through the analysis of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the state of Rio Grande do Norte, until October 3, 2020; and its main characteristics according to the age group. Results: A higher prevalence of cases was observed in the metropolitan region, where the capital Natal is located; the groups of highest notification were people up to 59 years old, females and individuals of mixed race/color. Cough was presented as the most common symptom that requires attention and encourages the patient to seek medical attention. The chronic heart disease comorbidity prevailed, even though most of those confirmed did not present any comorbidity. Conclusion: The present study may be useful to support and better target actions to combat COVID-19, not only locally, but also in regions that may have similar sociodemographic characteristics.

Author Biographies

Ana Clara Trigueiro Gonçalves, Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte

Nursing student. Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte, Natal, RN, Brazil

Hurana Ketile da Cunha, Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte

Nursing student. Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte, Natal, RN, Brazil

Letícia Bruna de Souza Araújo, Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte

Nursing student. Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte, Natal, RN, Brazil

Alípio de Paiva Barbosa Neto, Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte

Nursing student. Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte, Natal, RN, Brazil

Anderson Antônio Lima dos Santos, Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte

Nursing student. Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte, Natal, RN, Brazil

Talita Araujo de Souza, Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte

PhD student in Health Sciences at the Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte. Master in Public Health from the Postgraduate Program in Public Health at the Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte - UFRN, Natal, RN, Brazil

Gilson de Vasconcelos Torres, Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte

Post-Doctorate in Nursing in Évora / Portugal (2011), Doctorate in Nursing / EERP-USP (2000). Full Professor at the Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte (UFRN), Research Productivity Scholarship PQ2 / CNPq (2009/2012; 2012/2015; 2015/2018; 2018/2021), Coordinator of the International Network for Research on Vulnerability, health, safety and quality of life of the elderly: Brazil, Portugal and Spain, submitted to the notice 01/2020 - research networks / UFRN - UFRN, Natal, RN, Brazil

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Published

17/11/2020

How to Cite

Gonçalves, A. C. T., Cunha, H. K. da, Araújo, L. B. de S., Barbosa Neto, A. de P. ., Santos, A. A. L. dos, Souza, T. A. de, & Torres, G. de V. (2020). Epidemiological profile of Covid-19 in the State of Rio Grande do Norte: analysis from the age range of positive cases. Research, Society and Development, 9(11), e3539119884. https://doi.org/10.33448/rsd-v9i11.9884

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Health Sciences