Influence of socioeconomic factors on COVID-19 mortality in children: a scoping review




COVID-19; Socioeconomic Factors; Child; Mortality.


Objective: to identify the scientific evidence on the relationship between socioeconomic factors and mortality in children due to COVID-19. Methods: this is a scoping review. Searches were carried out in the following databases: US National Library of Medicine - National Institutes of Health; Scientific Electronic Library Online; Institute for Scientific Information; Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature; and SciVerse Scopus. Results: 15 articles were selected that showed the influence of socioeconomic factors on infant mortality from Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2. Conclusion: it was shown that socioeconomic factors are related to increased mortality from COVID-19 in the infant population, low income and residence in locations considered to be of greater socioeconomic vulnerability, which were presented as important variables to be considered in the COVID-19 pandemic. Contributions to practice: several factors are related to increased susceptibility to Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus infection and worsening of the disease in children. However, understanding that socioeconomic factors can be a determinant of COVID-19 incidence and mortality in children highlights the need to invest in actions aimed at reducing socioeconomic inequalities, to reduce preventable deaths.


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Silva, B. C. da, Ribeiro, A. C., & Uehara, S. C. da S. A. (2023). Influence of socioeconomic factors on COVID-19 mortality in children: a scoping review. Rev Rene, 24, e91978.



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