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FIGUEIREDO, Márcia Cançado; ROCHA, Rossana Malmaceda Da  e  MELGAR, Ximena Concha. Prevalence of children victims of violence in the city of Porto Alegre and impact of its variables on dentistry. Odontoestomatología [online]. 2018, vol.20, n.32, pp.32-41. ISSN 0797-0374.

Porto Alegre, capital of the state of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, is considered a violent city.


to evaluate the main characteristics and variants of violence against children aged between 0 and 12 as reported at the General Office of Health Surveillance of Porto Alegre between 2010 and 2016.


descriptive exploratory study that analyzed the data of 6,493 cases of violence against children recorded by the SINAN and published on the Porto Alegre Municipality website.


2015 recorded the highest prevalence of violence against children; 57.46% of the victims were female. The most frequent type of violence was negligence (36.25%). It was the mother who was mainly responsible for the aggressions.


Child violence is high in Porto Alegre, and to ensure that health professionals treat children victims of violence appropriately, it is necessary to address these cases in their academic education.

Palavras-chave : violence against children; abuse reporting; aggression; dentistry..

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