Cover Image

Analysis of predictive factors for syphilis vertical transmission: a cross-sectional study

Samara Isabela Maia de Oliveira, Alexandra do Nascimento Cassiano, Débora Feitosa de França, Juliana Raquel Silva Souza, Rhuama Kerinina Costa e Silva, Nilba Lima de Souza


Aim:   to   analyze   the   predictive   factors   for   syphilis   vertical transmission.  Method:  a  an  epidemiological  cross-sectional,  retrospective,  documental study  with  a  descriptive  and  analytical  nature.  The  non-probabilistic  sample  will  be quantified from all reports of congenital syphilis with the respective syphilis notification in pregnant women from January 2014 to December 2015 in the city of Natal / RN. The collection  instrument  to  be  used  is  based  on  the  Ministry  of  Health  protocol  for investigation of cases of early syphilis. Data analysis will be supported by the description of the quantitative variables, as average, standard deviation and median, in addition to the  chi-square  test  For  hypothesis  testing  with  significance  of  95%  and  p  <0.05.  The study  follows  Resolution  466/2012  of  the  National  Health Council  and  has  an  opinion approved under No. 1. 449.134. Expected results: We hope to offer resources that allow acknowledgement of the predictive factors regarding syphilis vertical transmission.


Syphilis; Disease Notification; Epidemiology; Pregnant Women


Cavagnaro SMF, Pereira TR, Pérez CP, Vargas FDELV, Sandoval CC. Sífilis congénita precoz: a propósito de 2 casos clínicos. Rev. chil. pediatr. 2014[cited 4 ago 2014]. 85(1):86-93. Available from:

BRASIL. Secretaria de Vigilância em Saúde Departamento de DST, Aids e Hepatites Virais, Ministério da Saúde. Boletim Epidemiológico - Sífilis. Brasília: Ministério da Saúde; 2015. Available from:

Souza SJR, Oliveira SIM, Souza NL, Carvalho BLJ, Silva RAR, Silva RKC. Sífilis congênita: análise dos últimos cinco anos. Rev Paraninfo Digital [cited 09 ago 2016]. 2014. 20. Available from:



The articles published in Online Brazilian Journal of Nursing are indexed, classified, linked, or summarized by:


Affiliated to:

Sources of Support:

 Visit us:



The OBJN is linked also to the main Universities Libraries around the world.

Online Brazilian Journal of Nursing. ISSN: 1676-4285

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons:Noncommercial-No Derivative Works License.