Epidemiological Profile of Women Victims of Violence

  • Elinne Gonçalves Bezerra Freire Potiguar University
  • Pedro Henrique Bezerra da Costa e Silva Potiguar University
  • Rodrigo Jácob Moreira de Freitas Potiguar University
  • Natana Abreu de Moura State University of Ceará
  • Sibele Lima da Costa Potiguar University
  • Rúbia Mara Maia Feitosa Potiguar University
  • Aleide Barbosa Viana State University of Ceará
  • Ana Ruth Macêdo Monteiro State University of Ceará
  • Liane Araújo Teixeira State University of Ceará
  • Joana Darc Martins Torres State University of Ceará
  • Kelianny Pinheiro Bezerra State University of Ceará


INTRODUCTION: In the Brasil, the violence against women now occupies a prominent place, which places it as one of the priority issues in public health. Thus, it is aimed to analyze the profile of women victims of violence are treated in Mossoro health services. METHOD: It is a study descriptive, documentary type. Data were extracted from the records of notification of years 2013-2014 and processing used Excel 2007 software. Data were grouped in tables and charts and the distribution analyzed by simple descriptive statistics. RESULTS: The profile of women victims of violence in the notifications of Epidemiological Surveillance Mossoro in the 2013-2014 period are brown women, young people with low educational level and looking to start the Emergency Care Units, it refers to the type of suffered violence, physical violence was present in most cases, followed by psychological torture caused by people who love or are close to them. DISCUSSION: This study points out the need for health professionals have a differentiated look forward to abused women, giving moral, psychological support, do not be silent on this issue and therefore not be omitted nor hear the case. CONCLUSION: An ethical and humanitarian assistance in order to comfort the suffering of women is needed, avoiding revitimizações and further damage and to identify new cases and report the problem to gain visibility.

Dec 12, 2016
How to Cite
FREIRE, Elinne Gonçalves Bezerra et al. Epidemiological Profile of Women Victims of Violence. International Archives of Medicine, [S.l.], v. 9, dec. 2016. ISSN 1755-7682. Available at: <http://www.imed.pub/ojs/index.php/iam/article/view/1950>. Date accessed: 07 may 2021. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.3823/2205.


Violence; Violence against women; Health profile