Reflections about violent female deaths by race: the case of Sao Paulo city

Jackeline Romio, Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP)

This article intends to offer some reflections and questions about the urban and domestic ways of violence against the woman, through deaths for aggression/homicides analysis, as well as the possible connections, similarities and differences of race/color of these deaths. We use two types of sources of mortality data: the Declarations of Death (SIM/MS), between 2000 to 2005, and Occurrence Reports (INFOCRIM/SSP-SP), 2005. The Demographic Census of 2000 and the population projections elaborated by the SEADE were used for information about the population exposed at risk of death profile. The space unit of analysis is the City of São Paulo, Brazil. With this study we demonstrate that the external causes are the first cause of death between men and women of the age 15 to 24 years; the urban violence also is detected in the feminine death by homicide, we detected differentiates according to race in the analyses data.

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Presented in Poster Session 4: Health and ageing