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Brazil National Health Survey 2013

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General Info
Original or alternative title 
Pesquisa Nacional de Saúde (PNS) 2013
Geography 
Brazil (BRA)
Coverage type 
Country
Time period covered 
01/2013 - 12/2013
Data type
Survey:
  • Cross-sectional
  • Household
  • Individual
  • Interview
  • Nationally representative
  • Subnationally representative
Summary 

The Brazil National Health Survey 2013 expanded on the National Household Sample Survey (PNAD) series to include modules on health access, use of health services, and lifestyle.

The survey was conducted to monitor the health conditions and behaviors of the national population, to assist with surveillance of noncommunicable chronic diseases and associated risk factors, and to evaluate the distribution of health services and resources.

Out of a sample of 81,767 households, a total of 62,986 households were successfully interviewed. A subsample of participants were measured for height, weight, and waist circumference. They had blood pressure taken and biological samples (blood and urine) collected for testing.

Topics covered in the survey included: sociodemographic characteristics, diet, physical activity, interpersonal violence, reproductive health, consumption of alcohol and tobacco, and reporting of chronic diseases.

Keywords 
Abortion, Alcohol use, Alcohol use disorders, Amputation, Antenatal care, Anthropometry, Antihypertensive drugs, Anxiety disorders, Assets, Asthma, Autism, Bipolar affective disorder, Birth control pills, Blood glucose, Blood pressure, Blood tests, Breastfeeding, COPD, Caesarean section, Cancers, Cardiovascular and circulatory diseases, Cataracts, Child health care, Cholesterol, Cholesterol tests, Chronic kidney diseases, Chronic respiratory diseases, Community health clinics, Condoms, Congenital anomalies, Contraceptive implants, Contraceptives, Cooking fuels, Crime, Dengue, Dental care, Diabetes, Dialysis, Diaphragms, Digestive diseases, Disability, Domestic violence, Drug consumption, Education, Electricity, Emergency care, Emergency contraception, Employment, Employment benefits, Endometriosis, Environmental tobacco smoke, Eye examinations, Falls, Family planning, Fatigue, Fertility, Fertility agents, Fish, Fruits and vegetables, Genital prolapse, Glomerular filtration rate, Gynecological diseases, Headache, Health care access, Health care costs, Health care services, Health care use, Health insurance, Health promotion, Health status, Hearing loss, Height, Hemoglobin, Home care, Hormone replacement therapy, Hospitals, Housing, Housing conditions, Housing materials, Hypertension, Hysterectomy, IUDs, Immunization, Income, Injectable contraceptives, Insulin, Intentional injuries, Interpersonal violence, Intimate partner violence, Ischemic heart disease, Length of stay, Limited mobility, Literacy, Live births, Lower respiratory infections, Mass media, Maternal age, Maternal care, Medical equipment, Medical tests, Medicines, Menopause, Menstruation, Mental and behavioral disorders, Mental health symptoms, Military service, Morbidity, Musculoskeletal diseases, Neurological conditions, Occupational injuries, Occupational risk factors, Occupations, Oral conditions, Oral hygiene, Pain, Pap smears, Paralysis, Pharmacies, Physical activity, Physical therapy, Place of delivery, Postnatal care, Pregnancy, Pregnancy complications, Prescriptions, Private health facilities, Processed foods, Prostate cancer, Public health facilities, Public social assistance, Refrigeration, Rehabilitation, Rheumatoid arthritis, Road and vehicle safety, Road traffic injuries, Sanitation, Schizophrenia, School enrollment, Screening mammography, Seat belts, Sexual violence, Skilled birth attendants, Skin cancers, Sleep, Spermicides, Stomach cancer, Stroke, Summary birth history, Sun exposure, Surgical procedures, Syphilis, Telephones, Tobacco use, Trachea, bronchus, and lung cancers, Traditional medicine, Transplants, Transportation, Ultrasound, Unemployment, Unintentional injuries, Unipolar depressive disorders, Urine tests, Vaccination cards, Vision loss, Waste disposal, Water supply, Weight, Working conditions, Abortive outcome
Citation
Suggested citation 
Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE), Ministry of Health (Brazil), Ministry of Planning, Budget, and Management (Brazil). Brazil National Health Survey 2013. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil: Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE).