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Brazil - São Paulo Health Survey 2003


General Info
Original or alternative title 
Inquérito de Saúde no Município de São Paulo (ISA Capital)
Brazil (BRA)
São Paulo
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
01/2003 - 12/2003
Series or system 
Brazil - São Paulo Health Survey
Data type
  • Cross-sectional
  • Household
  • Interview

The São Paulo Health Survey (ISA) was conducted in 2003 by the city's Municipal Health Department in collaboration with researchers from the University of São Paulo and a few other local institutions. The ISA was intended to produce information and knowledge on the health status, living conditions, lifestyle, and health care utilization of the urban population. Survey topics included socioeconomic characteristics, maternal and child health, health care use, drug consumption, and preventive examinations. Informed by a probablisitic stratified sample design, the survey collected data via direct interview from a representative of each private household sampled. For the 2003 survey, 3,357 people ages 12 and older were interviewed.