Analysis of Deaths Occurred in Households during the Pandemic by COVID-19 in a Brazilian Amazon Region: An Epidemiological Approach

Ana Lúcia da Silva Ferreira, Daniele Melo Sardinha, Phelipe da Silva Rodrigues, Adriana Pimentel Veras, Ricardo José de Paula Souza e Guimarães, Luana Nepomuceno Gondim Costa Lima, Emilyn Costa Conceição, Paulo Cerqueira dos Santos Júnior, Glauber Tadaiesky Marques, Diana da Costa Lobato, Karla Valéria Batista Lima
2021 International Journal of TROPICAL DISEASE & Health  
In the absence of an analysis of deaths at home from an epidemiological perspective, this study aims to analyze and describe the epidemiological profile of deaths at home assessed by the Death Ceremony Service (DCS) during the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic in the metropolitan region of the Brazilian Amazon, Belém do Pará. A descriptive, quantitative, secondary-based study based on the databases of the Mortality Information System (SIM), referring to the deaths that occurred from March 1 to March 27 June
more » ... 020. The variables worked were related to the profile and the causes in the death certificate. The causes of home deaths in 2019 were used to compare with 2020. In the indicated period, 1,203 deaths occurred, an increase of 454% in relation to 2019. The male gender (57.30%), the age group of 60+ (80.80%) and brown race (77.70%) were the most frequent. The main cause of death Acute myocardial infarction (15.05%) followed by COVID-19 (10.29%). During the pandemic, the majority of home deaths were not directly caused by COVID-19, however, they were influenced by it due to the need for social isolation, with the impossibility of obtaining the proper diagnosis or proper treatment, due to the impossibility of on-site care or lack of immediate response.
doi:10.9734/ijtdh/2021/v42i430447 fatcat:rk7k7gp6bba6rebuq2boqgr4yq