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0370 Occupational accidents and diseases among community health agents in the municipality of Caraguatatuba/SP
  1. Patricia Baptista1,
  2. Mirian Almeida2,
  3. Arlete Silva2
  1. 1University of Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil
  2. 2University of Guarulhos, Guarulhos, Sao Paulo, Brazil

Abstract

Objectives Identify and analyse of the occupational accidents and diseases occurred with the community health agents in the municipality of Caraguatatuba/SP.

Method This descriptive, exploratory, cross-sectional field study with a quantitative approach had the purposes of identifying and analysing of the occupational accidents and diseases occurred with the community health agents in the municipality of Caraguatatuba/SP. The data were collected from 137 workers by means of a questionnaire and an interview.

Results The data related to occupational accidents reveal that less than half (59; 43.07%) of the workers had occupational accidents, most of them (44; 74.59%) having reported one; the total of accidents reported was 80, and the most frequent were biker trauma in traffic accidents (43; 53.75%), followed by dog bites (13; 16.25%) and falls (12; 15.00%); the most frequent type of occupational accident was the typical (64; 80.00%), followed by road accidents (13; 16.25%) and occupational disease (3; 3.75%). Besides, 22.63% reported diseases as osteomuscular system and of the connective tissue (13; 30.96%), diseases of the circulatory system (7; 16.68%), the respiratory system, mental and behavioural disorders, skin and subcutaneous tissue diseases (4; 9.52%, respectively).

Conclusions The data point to the importance for an investment in the health community health agents in the municipality of Caraguatatuba/SP with training program.

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