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Title: COVID-19 mortality among Indigenous people in Brazil: a nationwide register-based study
Other Titles: COVID-19 mortality among Indigenous people in Brazil
Authors: Santos, Victor Santana
Araújo, Adriano Antunes Souza
Oliveira, Jarbas Ribeiro de
Quintans-Júnior, Lucindo José
Martins-Filho, Paulo Ricardo
Abstract: Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has disproportionately affected Black people and minority ethnic groups, but there are limited data regarding the impact of disease on Indigenous people. Herein, we investigated the burden of COVID-19 on the Indigenous population in Brazil. We performed a populational-based study including all cases and deaths from COVID-19 among Brazilian Indigenous people from 26 February to 28 August 2020. Data were obtained from official Brazilian information systems. We calculated incidence, mortality and fatality rates for the Indigenous population for each of the five Brazilian regions. Brazil had an incidence and a mortality rate of 3546.4 cases and 65.0 deaths per 100 000 population, respectively. The case fatality rate (CFR) was 1.8%. The Central-West had the higher estimates of disease burden among Brazilian Indians (incidence rate: 3135.0/100 000; mortality rate: 101.2/100 000 and CFR: 3.2%) followed by the North region (incidence rate: 5664.4/100 000; mortality rate: 92.2/100 000 and CFR: 1.6%). Governmental actions should guarantee the isolation, monitoring and testing capabilities of Indigenous people and rapidly to provide social protection and health facilities.
Keywords: Brazil
Health of Indigenous Peoples
Indians, South American
Coronavirus Infections
DeCS: Brasil
Índios Sul-Americanos
Saúde de Populações Indígenas
Infecções por Coronavirus
Issue Date: 12-Oct-2020
Publisher: American Public Health Association
Citation: SANTOS, V. S. et al. COVID-19 mortality among Indigenous people in Brazil: a nationwide register-based study. Journal of Public Health, p. fdaa176, 12 out. 2020. Disponível em: Acesso em: 19 out. 2021
metadata.dc.identifier.doi: 10.1093/pubmed/fdaa176
ISSN: 1741-3842, 1741-3850
Copyright: open access
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