Sete Quedas


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Sete Quedas

 

(also Guaira), a series of waterfalls and rapids in the middle course of the Paraná River; located on the border between Brazil and Paraguay. The river drops a total of 117 m as it flows through the falls and rapids; the highest waterfall is 33 m high. The falls are formed at the point where the river flows over the basalt scarp of the Paraná Plateau. The flow rate is approximately 6,000 cu m per sec.

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Adults ages 40-69 are most affected in the municipalities of Ponta Pora and Sete Quedas. In Coronel Sapucaia and Paranhos the highest detection coefficient was found in patients above 70 years.
In the municipality of Sete Quedas this group accounted for 66.6% of new cases, the highest proportion among the four municipalities investigated.
Nonetheless, primary health care coverage in Ponta Pora increased from 11.7% in 2001 to 53.2% in 2011, and in Sete Quedas from 0% to 95% in the same period.
Detection rates for this age group were low in Coronel Sapucaia, Paranhos, and Ponta Pora, but moderate in Sete Quedas and highest for patients aged 40-69 years old and those aged 70 and older.