Analysis of deaths due to acquired immunodeficiency syndrome

Katia Barbosa Franco, Gilmara Holanda da Cunha, Maria Amanda Correia Lima, Dalila Augusto Peres, Marli Teresinha Gimeniz Galvão, Reângela Cintia Rodrigues de Oliveira Lima

Abstract


Objective: to analyze the profile of the deaths of people with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome. Methods: a cross-sectional study was carried out with 106 medical records of people who died in an intensive care unit, obtaining sociodemographic and clinical variables. Analysis made using Pearson’s chi-square test, Fisher’s test and Mann-Whitney test. Results:most of the patients were male (80.2%), in the age group from 18 to 39 years, average age of 39.7 years, 81.6% dark-skinned, 60.4% were single and 62.5% unemployed. The proportion of patients who were unemployed (p=0.002) and who did not use antiretroviral therapy (p<0.001) were the ones that had the least regular health care. Conclusion: most of the patients in the study did not follow regular health care and did not use antiretroviral therapy.

Keywords


Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome; Death; Health Promotion.

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.15253/rev%20rene.v18i4.20283

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