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Maria Luiza C de Lima, Ricardo A de A Ximenes, Carlos Luna Feitosa, Edinilsa Ramos de Souza, Maria de Fátima P Militão de Albuquerque, Maria Dilma de Alencar Barros, Wayner Vieira de Souza, Tiago Maria Lapa
OBJECTIVES: To analyze the spatial distribution of homicide mortality rates among males 15 to 49 years old in the state of Pernambuco, Brazil, for the periods of 1980 to 1984 and 1995 to 1998, and to identify violence clusters. METHODS: Mortality data were obtained from the Brazilian Ministry of Health's Mortality Information System. The mean homicide mortality rate was estimated for each municipality in the state for the two periods. The Moran coefficient was calculated to determine spatial autocorrelation...
August 2005: Revista Panamericana de Salud Pública, Pan American Journal of Public Health
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