A vigilância e o monitoramento das principais doenças crônicas não transmissíveis no Brasil – pesquisa nacional de saúde, 2013

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Objective: To describe the major noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) in Brazil, according to the information collected from individuals aged 18 years or older. Methods: Data from the National Health Survey (PNS), 2013, a transversal population-based study, were used. The proportions of each NCD were calculated and presented according to sex, with a 95% confidence interval (95%CI), with the absolute values. Results: Of the total respondents, 45.1% reported presenting at least one NCD. The region with the highest prevalence of NCDs was the South (52.1%). Hypertension showed the highest prevalence among NCDs, with 21.4%, followed by chronic back problem (18.5%), depression (7.6%), arthritis (6.4%), and diabetes (6.2%). The intense/very intense degree of limitation showed a higher prevalence of other mental illnesses (37.6%) and cerebrovascular accident (25.5%). Conclusion: The improvement of health services is essential for an effective response to the double burden of illness in the middle- and low-income countries.

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Malta, D. C., Stopa, S. R., Szwarcwald, C. L., Gomes, N. L., Silva Júnior, J. B., & Reis, A. A. C. D. (2015). A vigilância e o monitoramento das principais doenças crônicas não transmissíveis no Brasil – pesquisa nacional de saúde, 2013. Revista Brasileira de Epidemiologia, 18, 3–16. https://doi.org/10.1590/1980-5497201500060002

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