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Paper – Multimorbidity in Brazil

By Bruno P Nunes and Sandro R Rodrigues Batista
In this paper, we evaluate the magnitude of multimorbidity in 60202 Brazilian adults, including the assessment of individual and contextual (state level) variables. The Brazilian national-based study was carried out in 2013. Multimorbidity was evaluated by a list of 22 physical and mental morbidities. Factor analysis and multilevel models were used to analyze the data. Multimorbidity frequency was 22.2% for ≥2 morbidities and 10.2% for ≥3 morbidities. For the whole Brazilian population, at least 41 and 19 million adults had multimorbidity, according ≥2 and ≥3 morbidities, respectively. The occurrence was different among states, being higher in southern Brazil (see below the Supplementary_figure_1). Contextual and individual social inequalities were observed.
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Reference: Nunes BP, Chiavegatto Filho ADP, Pati S, Cruz Teixeira DS, Flores TR, Camargo-Figuera FA, Munhoz TN, Thumé E, Facchini LA, Rodrigues Batista SR. Contextual and individual inequalities of multimorbidity in Brazilian adults: a cross-sectional national-based study BMJ Open 2017;7:e015885. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2017-015885

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