Profile of users intoxicated by drugs of abuse and association with death


  • Lúcia Margarete dos Reis
  • Aroldo Gavioli
  • Flavia Antunes
  • Michele Cristina Santos Silvino
  • Natalina Maria da Rosa
  • Magda Lúcia Félix de Oliveira



Disease Notification; Epidemiological Surveillance; Street Drugs; Alcoholic Intoxication.


Objective: to characterize the profile of users intoxicated by drugs of abuse reported to a center of information and toxicological assistance  and related this to the occurrence of deaths.Methods: study of case series reported in the 2010-2011 biennium after active case finding. Data were obtained from epidemiological records filed in the center and submitted to univariate analysis, with chi-squared test and Fischer test. Results: three hundred and thirty nine cases were found, most were men (87.3%), with basic education (61.0%) and elderly (37.2%). Alcohol use (83.8%) and chronic intoxications (89.9%) were predominant. Clinical complications were present in most medical diagnoses (63.4%). However, mortality was higher in the event deferral by cold and fire weapons. Conclusion: the consumption of drugs of abuse influences morbidity and mortality, particularly in men aged at 60 years or above and with low level of education.




How to Cite

Reis, L. M. dos, Gavioli, A., Antunes, F., Silvino, M. C. S., Rosa, N. M. da, & Oliveira, M. L. F. de. (2016). Profile of users intoxicated by drugs of abuse and association with death. Rev Rene, 17(2), 260–267.



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