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  • Changes in blood pressure according to stature in Mexican adults Original Articles

    Perez-Sastre, Miguel A.; Ortiz-Hernandez, Luis

    Abstract in Spanish:

    RESUMEN OBJETIVO: Determinar si existen diferencias en el cambio de la presión arterial a lo largo del tiempo de acuerdo con la estatura en adultos mexicanos. MÉTODOS: Se analizaron las bases de datos de la Encuesta Nacional de Niveles de Vida de los Hogares en la que se siguieron a los miembros de los hogares entre el 2005 y 2009. Se seleccionaron a los participantes que tenían entre 20 y 40 años (n = 7,130). Se estimaron modelos multinivel con intercepto aleatorio para analizar diferencias en los cambios de la presión arterial de acuerdo con la estatura. Los modelos fueron ajustados por edad, tamaño de localidad, región geográfica, ingreso familiar per cápita, índice cintura-estatura, actividad física, consumo de alcohol, tabaquismo y uso de antihipertensivos. RESULTADOS: En ambos sexos, la presión arterial inicial tendió a ser menor conforme la estatura fuese menor. Las diferencias se mantuvieron tanto en los modelos crudos como en los modelos ajustados. En los varones los incrementos de la presión sistólica a lo largo del tiempo tendieron a ser mayores conforme la estatura era más alta. CONCLUSIONES: Contrario a lo observado en países de altos ingresos, en México la presión arterial se asoció positivamente con la estatura.

    Abstract in English:

    ABSTRACT OBJECTIVE: To determine the possible existence of differences in blood pressure change over time according to stature in Mexican adults. METHODS: We analyzed the National Household Living Standards Survey databases following household members between 2005 and 2009. We selected participants who were between 20 and 40 years old (n = 7,130). We estimated multilevel models with random intercept to analyze differences in blood pressure changes according to stature. We adjusted the models for age, locality size, geographic region, per capita family income, waist-to-height ratio, physical activity, alcohol consumption, smoking, and use of antihypertensive drugs. RESULTS: In both sexes, baseline blood pressure tended to be lower as stature decreased. The differences were maintained in both the crude and adjusted models. In men, the increases in systolic pressure over time tended to be higher as stature increased. CONCLUSIONS: Contrary to what studies observed in high-income countries, in Mexico blood pressure was positively associated with stature.
  • Integration among national health information systems in Brazil: the case of e-SUS Primary Care Original Articles

    Coelho Neto, Giliate Cardoso; Andreazza, Rosemarie; Chioro, Arthur

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    RESUMO OBJETIVO: Medir o grau de integração do Prontuário Eletrônico do Cidadão (PEC) da Estratégia e-SUS Atenção Básica (e-SUS AB) com outros Sistemas Nacionais de Informação em Saúde (SNIS), o relacionando à estrutura político-organizacional interna do Ministério da Saúde (MS). MÉTODOS: Trata-se de um estudo de caso de caráter qualitativo. A coleta de dados foi realizada através de análise documental e entrevistas semiestruturadas. Na primeira etapa buscou-se esclarecer quantos SNIS estiveram em uso na Atenção Básica do Sistema Único de Saúde entre 2013 e 2017. Em seguida, para medir a integração, foi aplicado como critério a manutenção das interfaces de captação de dados pelo Ministério da Saúde, mesmo após a implantação do PEC/e-SUS AB. RESULTADOS: Foram identificados 31 SNIS na Atenção Básica. Observou-se que 12 deles foram completamente integrados e em 15 não houve nenhuma unificação de interfaces com o PEC/e-SUS AB. Outros 4 tiverem integração parcial. Ao correlacionar esses dados com a estrutura político-organizacional do MS, verificou-se uma maior integração com os sistemas geridos pelo Departamento de Atenção Básica e uma persistência da fragmentação com os SNIS, especialmente aqueles sob gestão da Secretaria de Vigilância em Saúde. A disparidade entre a integração do PEC/e-SUS AB com os SNIS da Vigilância em Saúde é um sinal da persistência da divisão e da falsa dicotomia entre práticas e processos de Assistência à Saúde e Vigilância em Saúde no Ministério da Saúde – mesmo após 30 anos da fundação do SUS e unificação das estruturas estatais da assistência hospitalar previdenciária e da saúde pública federal no MS. CONCLUSÃO: Apesar de ainda insuficiente, a integração de sistemas efetivada pela Estratégia e-SUS AB, que tem foco na redução de interfaces de usuário, pode ser considerada um fato novo na agenda da política de informação e informática do SUS.

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    ABSTRACT OBJECTIVE: To measure the degree of integration of the Electronic Citizen’s Record (PEC - Prontuário Eletrônico do Cidadão) of the e-SUS Primary Care Strategy (e-SUS AB - Estratégia e-SUS Atenção Básica) in the view of other Brazilian´s National Health Information Systems (SNIS - Sistemas Nacionais de Informação em Saúde), relating to the internal political-organizational structure of the Brazilian Ministry of Health (MH). METHODS: This is a qualitative case study. Data collection was carried out through document analysis and semi-structured interviews. In the first stage, we sought to clarify how many SNIS were in use in the Primary Care (PC) of the Unified Health System between 2013 and 2017. Then, we defined as criterion the maintenance of data collection interfaces by the Ministry of Health even after the implementation of the PEC/e-SUS Primary Care in order to measure the integration. RESULTS: 31 SNIS were identified in Primary Care. We observed that 12 of them were completely integrated and 15 presented no unification of interfaces related to PEC/e-SUS Primary Care. Another 4 have partial integration. By correlating these data with the political-organizational structure of the MS, we observed a greater integration with the systems managed by the Department of Primary Care and a persisted fragmentation in SNIS, especially those under the management of the Health Surveillance Department (Secretaria de Vigilância em Saúde). The disparity between the integration of the PEC/e-SUS Primary Care with the Health Surveillance SNIS is a sign of the persistence of the division and the false dichotomy between Health Care and Health Surveillance practices and processes in the Ministry of Health – even 30 years after the foundation of the SUS and unification of the state structures of social security hospital care and federal public health in MH. CONCLUSION: Although still insufficient, the systems integration carried out by the e-SUS Primary Care Strategy, which focuses on reducing user interfaces, can be considered a new fact on the SUS information and information policy agenda.
  • Cross-cultural Adaptation of the Adverse Childhood Experiences International Questionnaire Original Articles

    Pereira, Flávia Garcia; Viana, Maria Carmen

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    RESUMO OBJETIVO: Traduzir, adaptar e validar o conteúdo do Adverse Childhood Experiences International Questionnaire para uma versão em português, vigente no Brasil, nomeada como Questionário Internacional de Experiências Adversas na Infância. MÉTODOS: Trata-se de um estudo metodológico de adaptação transcultural de instrumentos de avaliação, em que são apresentados os resultados da equivalência semântica entre o instrumento original e a versão adaptada. A equivalência semântica do instrumento envolveu as seguintes etapas: 1) duas traduções e uma síntese das traduções; 2) duas retraduções; 3) validação de conteúdo realizado por oito profissionais da área da saúde; 4) síntese das retraduções; 5) pré-testes para avaliar a aceitabilidade, a compreensão e o impacto emocional das questões; e, por fim, 6) a elaboração da versão final do instrumento. RESULTADOS: A versão adaptada demonstrou ser de fácil aplicação e compreensão e obteve boa equivalência semântica quando comparada à original. As propriedades psicométricas do instrumento devem, ainda, ser avaliadas. Limitações e recomendações para a melhoria do instrumento e para a sua utilização são apresentadas. CONCLUSÃO: O processo de adaptação transcultural do Adverse Childhood Experiences International Questionnaire proporcionou uma versão adaptada para o português vigente no Brasil.

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    ABSTRACT OBJECTIVE: To translate, adapt and validate the contents of the Adverse Childhood Experiences International Questionnaire to a Portuguese version, to be used in Brazil, named Questionário Internacional de Experiências Adversas na Infância. METHODS: This is a methodological study of cross-cultural adaptation of evaluation instruments presenting the results of semantic equivalence between the original instrument and the adapted version. The semantic equivalence of the instrument involved the following steps: 1) two translations and a synthesis of the translations; 2) two retranslations; 3) validation of contents by eight health workers; 4) synthesis of the retranslations; 5) pre-tests to assess acceptability, understanding and emotional impact of the questions; and, finally, 6) writing of the final version of the instrument. RESULTS: the adapted version proved to be easy to apply and to understand and achieved good semantic equivalence when compared to the original version. The psychometric properties of the instrument still need to be evaluated. Limitations and recommendations for improving the instrument and its use are presented. CONCLUSION: The process of cross-cultural adaptation of the Adverse Childhood Experiences International Questionnaire resulted in an adapted version to Brazilian Portuguese.
  • Temporal trend of tuberculosis incidence and its spatial distribution in Macapá – Amapá Original Articles

    Giacomet, Clóvis Luciano; Santos, Marcio Souza; Berra, Thaís Zamboni; Alves, Yan Mathias; Alves, Luana Seles; Costa, Fernanda Bruzadelli Paulino da; Ramos, Antonio Carlos Vieira; Crispim, Juliane de Almeida; Monroe, Aline Aparecida; Pinto, Ione Carvalho; Fiorati, Regina Célia; Arcoverde, Marcos Augusto Moraes; Gomes, Dulce; Freitas, Giselle Lima de; Yamamura, Mellina; Arcêncio, Ricardo Alexandre

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    RESUMO OBJETIVO: Avaliar a tendência temporal da incidência da tuberculose após a implementação do teste rápido molecular, identificar se a tuberculose apresenta variação sazonal e classificar o território de acordo com a densidade de casos e as áreas de risco em Macapá-AP. MÉTODOS: Estudo ecológico composto por casos de tuberculose registrados no SINAN entre 2001 e 2017. Foi utilizado o teste Prais-Winsten para classificar a tendência temporal da incidência e a Série Temporal Interrompida para identificar mudanças na tendência temporal antes e depois da implementação do teste rápido molecular, além de verificar a sazonalidade no município. Utilizou-se o estimador de Kernel para classificar a densidade de casos e estatística de varredura para identificar áreas de risco da tuberculose. RESULTADOS: Foram identificados 1730 casos, observando-se que a tendência temporal da incidência de tuberculose foi decrescente (-0,27% por mês, IC95% −0,13 a −0,41). Não houve mudança de nível na série temporal após a implantação do teste molecular GeneXpert® MTB/RIF, porém, o período pós teste foi classificado como crescente em termos da incidência (+2,09% por mês, IC95% 0,92 a 3,27). Quanto à variação sazonal, apresentou crescimento (+13,7%/mês, IC95% 4,71 a 23,87) nos meses de dezembro a junho, referente ao período de chuvas – chamado inverno amazônico – e decréscimo (-9,21% por mês, IC95% −1,37 a −16,63) nos demais períodos. Por meio de Kernel, foram classificadas áreas com alta densidade de casos nos distritos Central e Norte e, com a estatística de varredura, foram identificados três aglomerados de proteção, AE1 (RR = 0,07), AE2 (RR = 0,23) e AE3 (RR = 0,36), e um aglomerado de alto risco, AE4 (RR = 1,47). CONCLUSÃO: A tendência temporal da incidência de tuberculose se revelou decrescente na série temporal, todavia, um crescimento na detecção foi observado após introdução do TRM-TB, e ainda se evidenciou que há comportamento sazonal da tuberculose. A distribuição dos casos foi heterogênea, com tendência de concentração em territórios vulneráveis e de risco, evidenciando um padrão de desigualdade da doença no território.

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    ABSTRACT OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the temporal trend of tuberculosis incidence after the implementation of the rapid molecular test (RMT-TB), to identify whether tuberculosis presents seasonal variation and to classify the territory according to case density and risk areas in Macapá, Amapá. METHODS: Ecological study of tuberculosis cases registered in the Sistema de Informação de Agravos de Notificação (SINAN – Information System for Notifiable Diseases) between 2001 and 2017. We used the Prais-Winsten test to classify the temporal trend of incidence and the interrupted time series to identify changes in the temporal trend before and after the implementation of the rapid molecular test, and to verify seasonality in the municipality. The Kernel estimator was used to classify case density and scan statistics to identify areas of tuberculosis risk. RESULTS: A total of 1,730 cases were identified, with a decreasing temporal trend of tuberculosis incidence (−0.27% per month, 95%CI −0.13 to −0.41). The time series showed no change in level after the implementation of the GeneXpert®MTB/RIF molecular test; however, the incidence increased in the post-test period (+2.09% per month, 95%CI 0.92 to 3.27). Regarding the seasonal variation, it showed growth (+13.7%/month, 95%CI 4.71 to 23.87) from December to June, the rainy season – called amazon winter season –, and decrease (−9.21% per month, CI95% −1.37 to −16.63) in the other periods. We classified areas with high density of cases in the Central and Northern districts using Kernel and identified three protection clusters, SC1 (RR = 0.07), SC2 (RR = 0.23) and SC3 (RR = 0.36), and a high-risk cluster, SC4 (RR = 1.47), with the scan statistics. CONCLUSION: The temporal trend of tuberculosis incidence was decreasing in the time series; however, detection increased after the introduction of RMT-TB, and tuberculosis showed seasonal behavior. The case distribution was heterogeneous, with a tendency to concentrate in vulnerable and risk territories, evidencing a pattern of disease inequality in the territory.
  • PNAB 2017 and the number of community health agents in primary care in Brazil Original Articles

    Freire, Deborah Ellen Wanderley Gomes; Freire, Aldelany Ramalho; Lucena, Edson Hilan Gomes de; Cavalcanti, Yuri Wanderley

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    RESUMO OBJETIVO: Analisar o efeito da Política Nacional de Atenção Básica (PNAB) de 2017 no quantitativo de agentes comunitários de saúde, por equipe de atenção primária em saúde. MÉTODOS: Trata-se de um estudo transversal, descritivo e analítico, utilizando dados disponibilizados na plataforma e-Gestor da Atenção Básica, do Ministério da Saúde, sobre os 5.570 municípios brasileiros, entre outubro de 2017 e dezembro de 2019. A sobrevida do número de municípios que não reduziram o quantitativo de agentes comunitários de saúde foi analisada segundo a região do país, índice de desenvolvimento humano (IDH), índice de desigualdade de Gini e porte populacional. A Regressão de Cox foi utilizada para analisar os fatores associados à redução do número de ACS após um mês e, a partir de então, a cada três meses, até completarem os dois anos da publicação da portaria da PNAB 2017, considerando-se p < 0,05. CONCLUSÕES: Após dois anos, a maior redução foi observada em municípios das regiões Centro-Oeste e Sul, que apresentaram IDH alto, menos desiguais e com maior porte populacional. Municípios do Centro-Oeste (HR = 1,256) apresentaram maior chance de redução do número de ACS comparado à região Norte. Municípios com maior IDH (HR = 1,053) e maior porte populacional (HR = 1,186) também apresentaram maior chance de reduzir o número de agentes comunitários de saúde. Portanto, após a PNAB 2017, houve um aumento ao longo dos meses no número de municípios que reduziram a quantidade de agentes comunitários em saúde na atenção primária de saúde.

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    ABSTRACT OBJECTIVE: To analyze the effect of the 2017 Basic Primary Care Policy (PNAB) on the number of community health agents per primary health care team. METHODS: This is a cross-sectional, descriptive and analytical study using data available on the Ministry of Health platform called e-Gestor da Atenção Básica, about Brazil's 5,570 towns between October 2017 and December 2019. The survival of the number of towns that did not reduce the number of community health agents was analyzed according to region of the country, the Human Development Index (HDI), the Gini Inequality Index and population size. Cox regression was used to analyze the factors associated with a reduction in the number of CHAs after one month and, from then on, every three months until two years had passed since the publication of the 2017 PNAB Ordinance, considering p < 0.05. CONCLUSIONS: After two years, the greatest reduction was observed in towns in the Midwest and South regions, which presented a high HDI, lower inequality and larger populations. Towns in the Midwest (HR = 1.256) had a higher chance of reducing the number of CHAs compared to the North region. Towns with a higher HDI (HR = 1.053) and larger population size (HR = 1.186) were also more likely to reduc the number of community health agents. Therefore, after the 2017 PNA, the number of towns reducing the amount of community health workers in primary health care increased over the months
  • Running away from the jab: factors associated with COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy in Brazil Original Articles

    Paschoalotto, Marco Antonio Catussi; Costa, Eduardo Polena Pacheco Araújo; Almeida, Sara Valente de; Cima, Joana; Costa, Joana Gomes da; Santos, João Vasco; Barros, Pedro Pita; Passador, Claudia Souza; Passador, João Luiz

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    ABSTRACT OBJECTIVE: To investigate how sociodemographic conditions, political factors, organizational confidence, and non-pharmaceutical interventions compliance affect the COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy in Brazil. METHODS: Data collection took place between November 25th, 2020 and January 11th, 2021 using a nationwide online survey. Subsequently, the researches performed a descriptive analysis on the main variables and used logistic regression models to investigate the factors associated with COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy. RESULTS: Less concern over vaccine side effects could improve the willingness to be vaccinated (probability changed by 7.7 pp; p < 0.10). The current vaccine distrust espoused by the Brazilian president is associated with vaccine hesitancy, among his voter base. Lower performance perception (“Very Bad” with 10.7 pp; p < 0.01) or higher political opposition (left-oriented) regarding the current presidency is associated with the willingness to be vaccinated. Higher compliance with non-pharmaceutical interventions (NPIs) is usually positively associated with the willingness to take the COVID-19 vaccine (+1 score to NPI compliance index is associated with higher willingness to be vaccinated by 1.4 pp, p < 0.05). CONCLUSION: Willingness to be vaccinated is strongly associated with political leaning, perceived federal government performance, vaccine side effects, and compliance with non-pharmaceutical interventions (NPIs).
  • Sexual violence against women in the Western Amazon Original Articles

    Cargnin, Júlia Souza Santos; Luna, Juliana Scholtão; Aguiar, Débora Melo de; Rodrigues, Bárbara Teles Cameli; Azevedo Filho, Aldir Alves de; Silveira, Rodrigo Pinheiro

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    RESUMO OBJETIVO: Caracterizar os casos de violência sexual sofridos por mulheres notificadas pelo Sistema de Informação de Agravos de Notificação no município de Rio Branco (AC) no período de 2011 a 2016. MÉTODOS: Estudo descritivo com base nas informações do Sistema de Informação de Agravos de Notificação. A população do estudo foi constituída por mulheres vítimas de violência sexual notificadas no município de Rio Branco (AC), de 2011 a 2016. RESULTADOS: Os resultados da investigação apresentam maior número de notificação durante o ano de 2012, se destacando entre as vítimas aquelas com idade entre 10 e 14 anos, solteiras, pardas e com 5 a 8 anos de formação educacional. O local de ocorrência mais notificado foi a residência, predominando agressor único, do sexo masculino e não alcoolizado. DISCUSSÃO: O grande número de notificações de gestantes na faixa etária de 10 a 14 anos corresponde à notificação compulsória do estupro de vulnerável, identificado no momento de realização do pré-natal ou parto. CONCLUSÃO: Confirmou-se a suscetibilidade à violência sexual de mulheres jovens de Rio Branco, levantando a problemática do casamento infantil e da gravidez na adolescência.

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    ABSTRACT OBJECTIVE: To characterize sexual violence cases suffered by women notified by the Sistema de Informação de Agravos de Notificação (Information System for Notifiable Diseases) in the city of Rio Branco (AC - Brazil) from 2011 to 2016. METHODS: Descriptive study based on information from the Notifiable Diseases Information System. The study population consisted on women victims of sexual violence reported in the city of Rio Branco (AC), from 2011 to 2016. RESULTS: The results show a higher number of notifications during 2012, especially among single, brown, and aged between 10 and 14 years victims; usually they have 5 to 8 years of schooling. Normally violence occurred in residences and by a single aggressor, male and non-alcoholic. DISCUSSION: The large number of notifications of pregnant women aged 10 to 14 years corresponds to the compulsory notification of rape of a vulnerable person, identified at the time of prenatal care or childbirth. CONCLUSION: We confirm the susceptibility to sexual violence of young women in Rio Branco, raising the issue of child marriage and teenage pregnancy.
  • Hepatitis B prevalence in Brazilian waste pickers: a systematic review with meta-analysis Review

    Souza-Silva, Gabriel; Mol, Marcos Paulo Gomes

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    ABSTRACT OBJECTIVE: To describe the hepatitis B prevalence in Brazilian waste pickers. METHODS: We performed a literature search in the SciELO, Biblioteca Virtual em Saúde (BVS), PubMed and Web of Science databases using the descriptors: “hepatitis B” AND (“informal recycling” OR “waste picker” OR “recyclable waste collectors” OR “solid waste segregator”) AND (“recyclable waste” OR “solid waste”) AND Brazil. Epidemiological studies on HBV in Brazilian waste pickers published prior to February 2020 were included and evaluated for quality and bias using a funnel plot. RESULTS: This meta-analysis consisted of five articles. Prevalence of HBV surface antigen seropositivity was 14% (95%CI: 6%–22%) in Brazilian waste pickers. CONCLUSION: HBV prevalence in Brazilian waste pickers remains high. There should be more campaigns showing the importance of vaccination and personal protective equipment use.
  • Baseline factors associated with death in a COVID-19 hospital cohort, Sao Paulo, 2020 Brief Communications

    Konstantyner, Thais Claudia Roma de Oliveira; Martins, Camila Bertini; Luppi, Carla Gianna; Yashiro, Suely Miyuki; Sanches, Nívia Aparecida Pissaia; Cohrs, Frederico Molina; Ferreira, Paulo Abrão; Medeiros, Eduardo Alexandrino

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    ABSTRACT This study aimed to verify socio-demographic and baseline clinical factors associated with death in a hospital cohort of patients with COVID-19. A retrospective cohort study was conducted between February and December 2020 in a university hospital in the city of São Paulo, using Hospital Epidemiology Center data. RT-PCR-positive patients were selected to compose the sample (n = 1,034). At the end of the study, 362 (32%) patients died. In this cohort, age equal to or greater than sixty years (HR = 1.49) and liver disease (HR = 1.81) were independent risk factors for death from COVID-19 associated with higher in-hospital mortality.
  • Pool of items to measure Primary Health Care workers’ knowledge on healthy eating Original Articles

    Reis, Lígia Cardoso dos; Jaime, Patricia Constante

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    ABSTRACT OBJECTIVE To develop and validate a self-applicable instrument for measuring primary health care (PHC) workers’ knowledge on healthy eating. METHODS A six-step methodological study to develop and validate a measurement instrument: item development based on the Brazilian Dietary Guidelines’ chapters; content validation with a panel of experts; face validation with potential instrument users; online instrument reevaluation by participants of the content and face validation panels; online application of the instrument with PHC workers; confirmatory factor analysis for construct validation. RESULTS A first version with 25 items underwent content and semantic changes in the content and face validation panels, being reorganized into a second version with 22 items. In the reevaluation, participants considered 21 questions to be clear and representative of the Brazilian Dietary Guidelines, with one being excluded. This third version of the instrument underwent confirmatory factor analysis after being applied online with 209 PHC workers from all Brazilian macroregions. We excluded five items in this analysis: four due to bivariate empty cells and one due to low discrimination capacity. The final model, with 16 items loaded onto one dimension, returned good fit indices [χ2(104) = 119.047, p = 0.1486; RMSEA = 0.026 (90% CI = 0.000 to 0.046), Cfit = 0.979; CFI = 0.924; TLI = 0.913]; its information peak was below average. CONCLUSIONS The instrument proved to be valid and accurate for assessing PHC workers with below average knowledge of the Brazilian Dietary Guidelines. It might contribute to improving actions to promote healthy eating in Brazilian PHC settings by identifying the need for training health professionals.
  • Emergency contraception in university students: prevalence of use and knowledge gaps Original Articles

    Barbian, Julia; Kubo, Carolina Yumi; Balaguer, Caroline Soares; Klockner, Julia; Costa, Luiza Maria Venturini da; Ries, Edi Franciele; Bayer, Valéria Maria Limberger

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    RESUMO OBJETIVO Investigar a prevalência de uso e o conhecimento sobre anticoncepção de emergência (AE) de mulheres universitárias de duas instituições de ensino superior. MÉTODOS Estudo transversal com 1.740 graduandas na cidade de Santa Maria (RS), no período de maio a outubro de 2017. As informações foram coletadas por meio de questionário semiestruturado e autoaplicável de 24 questões. As variáveis investigadas foram agrupadas em características sociodemográficas, comportamento sexual e conhecimento da AE. Utilizou-se regressão logística para a análise univariada e multivariada, considerando variáveis que apresentaram p < 0,05. O modelo foi ajustado pelo teste de Hosmer-Lemeshow. RESULTADOS A prevalência de uso da AE entre as graduandas foi de 52,9%. Contudo, apenas 11,9% das entrevistadas receberam orientação sobre a AE, principalmente no que se refere ao modo de uso. Apenas 0,2% das participantes marcou 120 horas como tempo máximo de uso, e 25,7% consideraram a AE abortiva. Houve associação entre uso da AE e idade da primeira relação sexual. CONCLUSÃO Constatou-se alta prevalência de uso da AE entre mulheres universitárias, no entanto, ainda existem diversas lacunas no conhecimento sobre o método, o que demonstra a importância de se discutir esse assunto mais precocemente e planejar ações de caráter informativo.

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    ABSTRACT OBJECTIVE Investigate prevalence of use and knowledge about emergency contraception (EC) among female university students from two higher education institutions. METHODS Cross-sectional study with 1,740 undergraduates in the city of Santa Maria (RS), from May to October 2017. Information was collected in a semi-structured and self-administered 24-question questionnaire. The investigated variables were grouped into sociodemographic characteristics, sexual behavior, and knowledge of EC. Logistic regression was used for univariate and multivariate analysis, considering variables that presented p < 0.05. The model was adjusted using the Hosmer-Lemeshow test. RESULTS The prevalence of EC use among undergraduates was 52.9%. However, only 11.9% of respondents received guidance on EC, especially on how to use it. Only 0.2% of the participants marked 120 hours as the maximum time of use, and 25.7% considered the EC to be abortive. EC use was associated with the age of first sexual intercourse. CONCLUSION EC use had a high prevalence among female university students, however, several gaps in method knowledge still exists and it demonstrates the importance of discussing this issue earlier and planning actions of an informative nature.
  • Mortality, sarcopenic obesity, and sarcopenia: Frailty in Brazilian Older People Study – FIBRA – RJ Original Articles

    Campos, Glaucia Cristina de; Lourenço, Roberto Alves; Molina, Maria del Carmen Bisi

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    ABSTRACT OBJECTIVE To investigate the risk of mortality associated with sarcopenic obesity (SO), obesity (OB), and sarcopenia in elderlies. METHODS We analyzed longitudinal data from 270 participants > 65 years of age of Phase III of the Study on Frailty in Brazilian Older People (FIBRA–RJ–2012). Socioeconomic, demographic, lifestyle, morbidity, and functional data were collected by home based interviews. DXA and body composition assessment was conducted in a laboratory. In women, OB was diagnosed when body fat percentage ≥ 38% and sarcopenia by an Appendicular Lean Mass Index (ALMI) < 6.00 kg/m2 and muscle strength < 16 Kgf. In men, OB was diagnosed when body fat percentage ≥ 27%, and sarcopenia was diagnosed with ALMI < 7.00 kg/m2 and muscle strength < 27 Kgf. SO was assessed by combining variables used to diagnose obesity and sarcopenia. The probabilistic linkage method was used to obtain deaths in the 2012-January 2017 period from the Brazilian Mortality Registry. Cox regression models were tested, and crude and adjusted hazard ratio calculations were conducted. RESULTS After adjusting for sex, age, race/skin color, walking as an exercise, and hypertension, individuals with sarcopenia were 5.7 times more likely to die (95%CI: 1.17–27.99) than others without sarcopenia and obesity. CONCLUSION A high risk of death was observed in individuals with sarcopenia. These results show the need for preventive strategies of early detection and treatment in order to increase survival employing multimodal interventions.
  • Population-level seropositivity trend for SARS-Cov-2 in Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil Original Articles

    Barros, Aluísio J D; Victora, Cesar G; Menezes, Ana M B; Horta, Bernardo L; Barros, Fernando C; Hartwig, Fernando P; Victora, Gabriel D; Vidaletti, Luis Paulo; Silveira, Mariângela F; Mesenburg, Marilia A; Jacques, Nadège; Struchiner, Cláudio J; Brust, Flávia Roberta; Dall’Agnol, Marinel M; Delamare, Ana Paula Longaray; François, Carlos Henrique R; Ikeda, Maria Letícia R; Pellegrini, Débora C P; Reuter, Cézane Priscila; Silva, Shana G da; Dellagostin, Odir A; Hallal, Pedro C

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    ABSTRACT OBJECTIVE To describe the evolution of seropositivity in the State of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, through 10 consecutive surveys conducted between April 2020 and April 2021. METHODS Nine cities covering all regions of the State were studied, 500 households in each city. One resident in each household was randomly selected for testing. In survey rounds 1–8 we used the rapid WONDFO SARS-CoV-2 Antibody Test (Wondfo Biotech Co., Guangzhou, China). In rounds 9–10, we used a direct ELISA test that identifies IgG to the viral S protein (S-UFRJ). In terms of social distancing, individuals were asked three questions, from which we generated an exposure score using principal components analysis. RESULTS Antibody prevalence in early April 2020 was 0.07%, increasing to 10.0% in February 2021, and to 18.2% in April 2021. In round 10, self-reported whites showed the lowest seroprevalence (17.3%), while indigenous individuals presented the highest (44.4%). Seropositivity increased by 40% when comparing the most with the least exposed. CONCLUSIONS The proportion of the population already infected by SARS-Cov-2 in the state is still far from any perspective of herd immunity and the infection affects population groups in very different levels.
  • Prevalence of symptoms of COVID-19 in the state of Rio Grande do Sul: results of a population-based study with 18,000 participants Original Articles

    Mesenburg, Marilia Arndt; Hallal, Pedro Curi; Menezes, Ana Maria Baptista; Barros, Aluísio J D; Horta, Bernardo Lessa; Hartwig, Fernando Pires; Jacques, Nadege; Pellanda, Lucia Campos; Zelmanowicz, Alice de Medeiros; Vergani, Daiane Oliveira Pereira; Ries, Edi Franciele; Harter, Jenifer; Martínez-Mesa, Jeovany; Carneiro, Marcelo; Estima, Sonara Lucia; Heck, Thiago Gomes; Silveira, Mariangela Freitas da

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    RESUMO OBJETIVO Avaliar prevalência de relato de sintomas característicos de covid-19 entre indivíduos com e sem anticorpos e identificar aqueles com maior capacidade de predição da presença de anticorpos contra o SARS-CoV-2. MÉTODOS O presente estudo usa dados coletados nas fases de 5 a 8 do Epicovid-19-RS. A presença de anticorpos contra o SARS-CoV-2 foi avaliada por um teste rápido. Avaliou-se também a ocorrência dos sintomas tosse, febre, palpitações, dor de garganta, dificuldade para respirar, alterações no paladar e olfato, vômito, diarreia, dor no corpo, tremedeira e dor de cabeça, desde março de 2020. Então, calculou-se a capacidade de predição dos sintomas avaliados em relação a presença de anticorpos. RESULTADOS Nas fases de 5 a 8, 18 mil indivíduos foram entrevistados e 181 apresentaram anticorpos contra covid-19. A proporção de indivíduos assintomáticos foi de 19,9% entre participantes com anticorpos e 49,7% entre aqueles sem anticorpos. Todos os sintomas foram relatados com maior frequência por indivíduos com presença de anticorpos. A divisão da prevalência de sintomas entre indivíduos com anticorpos pela prevalência entre indivíduos sem anticorpos evidenciou as seguintes razões de prevalência: para alterações de olfato ou paladar (9,1), febre (4,2), tremedeira (3,9), dificuldade respiratória (3,2) e tosse (2,8 vezes). Anosmia e febre foram os sintomas com maior capacidade de predizer a presença de anticorpos. CONCLUSÃO A prevalência de sintomas foi maior entre indivíduos com anticorpos contra SARS-CoV-2. A proporção de indivíduos assintomáticos foi baixa. Alteração de olfato ou paladar e febre foram os sintomas que mais predizem a presença de anticorpos. Esses resultados podem auxiliar a identificação de casos prováveis, contribuindo para o diagnóstico clínico e triagem de pacientes para testagem e orientação de isolamento em casos positivos, especialmente em cenários de escassez de testes diagnósticos de covid-19.

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    ABSTRACT OBJECTIVE To evaluate the prevalence of reports of symptoms of COVID-19 among individuals with and without antibodies and identify those with greater capability to predict the presence of antibodies against SARS-CoV-2. METHODS The study uses data collected in phases 5 to 8 of Epicovid-19-RS. The presence of antibodies against SARS-CoV-2 was evaluated by a rapid test. The occurrence of cough, fever, palpitations, sore throat, difficulty breathing, changes in taste and smell, vomiting, diarrhea, body pain, shaking, and headache since March 2020 was also evaluated. Then, the capability to predict the evaluated symptoms concerning the presence of antibodies was calculated. RESULTS A total of 18,000 individuals were interviewed and 181 had antibodies against COVID-19 in phases 5 to 8. The proportion of asymptomatic individuals was 19.9% among participants with antibodies and 49.7% among those without antibodies. All symptoms were reported more frequently by individuals with antibodies. The division of the prevalence of symptoms among individuals with antibodies by the prevalence among individuals without antibodies showed the following prevalence ratios: for changes in smell or taste (9.1), fever (4.2), tremors (3.9), breathing difficulty (3.2) and cough (2.8 times). Anosmia and fever were the symptoms with a greater capability to predict the presence of antibodies. CONCLUSION The prevalence of symptoms was higher among individuals with antibodies against SARS-CoV-2. The proportion of asymptomatic individuals was low. Altered smell or taste and fever were the symptoms that most predict the presence of antibodies. These results can help to identify probable cases, contributing to the clinical diagnosis and screening of patients for testing and isolation guidance in positive cases, especially in scenarios of the scarcity of diagnostic COVID-19 tests.
  • Profile of hospitalizations for neoplasms in the Brazilian Unified Health System: a time-series study Original Articles

    Machado, Analy da Silva; Machado, Anaely da Silva; Guilhem, Dirce Bellezi

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    RESUMO OBJETIVO Descrever o perfil das internações pelo Sistema Único de Saúde (SUS) por diagnóstico de câncer no Brasil no período de 2008 a 2018. MÉTODOS Estudo de séries temporais da taxa de internação por neoplasias malignas no SUS. Os dados foram extraídos do Sistema de Informações Hospitalares do DataSUS. A tendência foi estimada por regressão linear generalizada, aplicando o procedimento de Prais-Winsten. RESULTADOS No período de 2008 a 2018, a taxa de internação por neoplasias malignas apresentou tendência crescente no SUS, com variação anual de 10,7% (p < 0,001; IC = 9,4–11,7). Observou-se tendência crescente de internações em todas as regiões do Brasil, com exceção da região Norte, que apresentou comportamento estacionário. A região Nordeste foi a que apresentou maior variação anual (13,5%; p < 0,001), enquanto as regiões Sul e Sudeste apresentaram as maiores taxas de internação por 100 mil habitantes, 506 e 325 respectivamente. Observou-se tendência crescente significativa nas internações de crianças de 0 a 9 anos de idade (variação anual = 10,9%; p < 0,001), de jovens entre 10 e 19 anos (variação anual = 6,9%; p < 0,001) e de idosos acima de 60 anos (variação anual = 7,9%; p < 0,001). Entre as mulheres, as internações ocorreram majoritariamente por neoplasia maligna de mama (variação anual = 13,2%; p < 0,001), e entre os homens por neoplasia maligna de próstata (variação anual = 4,7%; p < 0,001). CONCLUSÃO As internações por neoplasias malignas mostraram tendência crescente, em consonância com o aumento da incidência de câncer, em particular das neoplasias mais incidentes entre homens e mulheres. Apesar da região Nordeste ter apresentado maior variação no período, as regiões Sul e Sudeste apresentaram as maiores taxas de internação do país. Observou-se também aumento das internações entre a população jovem (entre 0 e 19 anos) e mais idosa (acima de 60 anos). As internações por neoplasias de colo de útero nas mulheres, embora ainda sejam a terceira causa de internações, apresentaram comportamento decrescente.

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    ABSTRACT OBJECTIVE Describe the profile of hospitalizations for cancer diagnosis in Brazil from 2008 to 2018 at Unified Health System (SUS). METHODS Time series study of hospitalization rate for malignant neoplasms at SUS. Data were extracted from the Hospital Information System of DataSUS. The trend was estimated using generalized linear regression, applying the Prais-Winsten estimation procedure. RESULTS From 2008 to 2018, the hospitalization rate for malignant neoplasms showed an increasing trend at SUS, with an annual variation of 10.7% (p < 0.001; CI = 9.4–11.7). An increasing trend of hospitalizations in all regions of Brazil was observed, except in the Northern region, which remained unchanged. The Northeastern region presented the highest annual variation (13.5%; p < 0.001), whereas the Southern and Southeastern regions had the highest hospitalization rates per 100,000 inhabitants, resulting in 506 and 325 hospitalizations, respectively. We observed a significant increasing trend in hospitalizations of children aged 0 to 9 years (annual variation = 10.9%; p < 0.001); young people, 10 and 19 years (annual variation = 6.9%; p < 0.001); and older adults; over 60 years (annual variation = 7.9%; p < 0.001). Among women, hospitalizations occurred mainly due to malignant neoplasm of the breast (annual variation = 13.2%; p < 0.001); and among men, malignant neoplasm of the prostate (annual variation = 4.7%; p < 0.001). CONCLUSION Hospitalizations for malignant neoplasms showed an increasing trend, in line with the increased incidence of cancer, in particular, the most frequent neoplasms between men and women. Although the Northeastern region showed the highest variation in the period, the Southern and Southeastern regions had the highest hospitalization rates in the country. We also observed an increase in hospitalizations among the young (between 0 and 19 years old) and older adults (over 60 years) population. Hospitalizations for neoplasm of the cervix in women, although still the third cause of hospitalizations, showed decreasing behavior.
  • Potentially inappropriate prescribing in older adults in Mexico Original Articles

    Saturno-Hernández, Pedro Jesús; Poblano-Verástegui, Ofelia; Acosta-Ruiz, Omar; Bautista-Morales, Arturo Cuauhtémoc; Gómez-Cortez, Patricia María; Alcántara-Zamora, José Luis; Gutiérrez-Robledo, Luis Miguel

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    RESUMEN OBJETIVO Identificar y cuantificar la prescripción potencialmente inapropiada (PPI) y otros problemas en la prescripción de medicamentos en los servicios públicos de atención médica en un estudio poblacional en los tres niveles de complejidad existentes en México. MÉTODOS Análisis descriptivo del Estudio de Satisfacción de Usuarios del Sistema de Protección Social en Salud 2014–2016, sección de prescripción y surtimiento de medicamentos, para obtener la prevalencia de PPI en adultos mayores (≥ 65 años) con base en listados Beers, STOPP, Prescrire y BSP mediante indicadores de prescripción en AM, uno por cada listado. RESULTADOS Al 67% de los AM se les prescribió al menos un medicamento, con una media de 2.7 medicamentos por receta. La prevalencia de PPI fue del 74% según los criterios BSP, del 67% según el listado STOPP, del 59% con los criterios Beer y del 20% con Prescrire. Las prescripciones PPI más frecuentes fueron los AINES, vasodilatadores y las sulfonilureas. CONCLUSIONES El uso de PPI en AM es alto en México. La mayor prevalencia encontrada en este estudio puede ser reflejo de la utilización de una fuente con representatividad poblacional. La utilización parcial y adaptaciones de los criterios dificultan la comparabilidad entre estudios, sin embargo, los criterios STOPP son los que más altas prevalencias han presentado debido a que abarca un mayor número de medicamentos y su uso más habitual en el primer nivel de atención.

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    ABSTRACT OBJECTIVE To identify and quantify potentially inappropriate prescribing (prescripción potencialmente inapropiada, PPI) and other drug prescribing problems in public health care services in a population-based study at the three existing levels of complexity in Mexico. METHODS Descriptive analysis of the Study on Satisfaction of Users of the Social Protection System in Health 2014–2016, prescription and drug supply section, to obtain the prevalence of PPI in older adults (≥ 65 years), based on Beers, STOPP, Prescrire and BSP listings using AM (older adults) prescription indicators, one for each listing. RESULTS Most older adults (67%) were prescribed at least one medication, with a mean of 2.7 medications per prescription. The PPI prevalence was 74% according to the BSP criteria, 67% according to the STOPP listing, 59% with the Beer criteria, and 20% with Prescrire. The most frequent PPI prescriptions were NSAIDs, vasodilators and sulfonylureas. CONCLUSIONS The use of PPIs in AM is high in Mexico. The higher prevalence found in this study may reflect the use of a source with population representativeness. The partial use and adaptations of the criteria make difficult comparing the studies; however, the STOPP criteria are the ones with the highest prevalence, as they cover a greater number of drugs and their use is more common in the first level of care.
  • Feeding practices and early weaning in the neonatal period: a cohort study Original Articles

    Pinheiro, Josilene Maria Ferreira; Flor, Taiana Brito Menêzes; Araújo, Mayara Gabrielly Germano de; Xavier, Ana Márcia Soares Fernandes; Mata, Amanda Michelly Braga da; Pires, Vanessa Cristina da Costa; Oliveira, Luana Isabelly Carneiro de; Andrade, Fábia Barbosa de

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    ABSTRACT OBJECTIVE To describe feeding practices and the risk factors for the mixed breastfeeding and early weaning in the neonatal period. METHODS Cohort study, which we collected socioeconomic, demographic, health care and feeding data from 415 mother/child binomials born in four public maternity hospitals in Natal/Brazil. They were followed-up at 48 hours, 7 and 28 days after birth. The association was established using Pearson’s Chi-square test and Poisson’s regression, after adjusting it to other variables. RESULTS The prevalence of mixed breastfeeding in the first 2 days was 47,2% and early weaning in 7 and 28 days was 8,4% and 16,2% in that order. The main reasons for mixed breastfeeding and early weaning were: colostrum deficiency (33.8%), difficulty in latching/sucking (23.5%) and “little milk” (70.0%). The use of formula/milk/porridge remained associated with maternal age ≤ 20 years (RR = 0.64; 95%CI: 0.47–0.86), age 20–29 years (RR = 0,70; 95%CI: 0,57–0,87), primiparity (RR = 1.37; 95%CI: 1.11–1.60) and cesarean delivery (RR = 1.20; 95%CI: 1.00–1.45) at 2 days; absence of paternal support (RR = 4.98; 95%CI: 2.54–9.79) and pacifier use (RR = 3.21; 95%CI: 1.63–6.32) at 7 days; and only pacifier use (RR = 2.48; 95%CI: 1.53–4.02) at 28 days. CONCLUSIONS Early weaning was associated with maternal and health care factors, thus suggesting the need to readjust good practices and educational actions to achieve the exclusive offer to the maternal breast in the neonatal period.
  • Health Technology Assessment: informed by science or in the service of politics?

    De Soárez, Patrícia Coelho

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    RESUMO A juventude da Avaliação de Tecnologias em Saúde (ATS), enquanto política institucional no âmbito nacional, sinaliza a necessidade de uma reflexão sobre como se deu sua implementação, sob as perspectivas de sua inserção na política de saúde e do campo científico. Ao final de sua primeira década, levantam-se as perguntas: a ATS se traduziu em uma política de saúde (policy) informada pela ciência? Sua fundamentação científica foi usada a serviço da política (politics)? Para compreender esse processo político, aplicamos a teoria de múltiplos fluxos formulada por John Kingdon. Estabeleceu-se um equilíbrio instável entre o uso da ciência para informar a política e o uso político da ciência. A sobrevivência dessa política dependerá não só da ciência, mas da arte de orquestrar os interesses dos vários agentes, de forma que a ATS se torne uma política de saúde de fortalecimento e sustentabilidade do SUS.

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    ABSTRACT The youth of Health Technology Assessment (HTA), as an institutional policy at the national level, signals the need to reflect on how its implementation took place under the perspective of its insertion in health policy and the scientific field. At the end of its first decade, these questions arise: has HTA translated into a health policy informed by science? Has its scientific foundation been used in the service of politics? To understand this political process, we apply the multiple-streams framework formulated by John Kingdon. The use of science to inform policy and the political use of science present themselves in an unstable balance. The survival of this policy will depend not only on science but on the art of orchestrating the interests of various agents so that HTA becomes a health policy for strengthening and sustainability of SUS.
  • Cross-cultural adaptation and psychometric properties of the short version of COPSOQ II-Brazil Original Articles

    Gonçalves, Josiane Sotrate; Moriguchi, Cristiane Shinohara; Chaves, Thaís Cristina; Sato, Tatiana de Oliveira

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    ABSTRACT OBJECTIVES Translate and culturally adapt the short version of Copenhagen Psychosocial Questionnaire II (COPSOQ II) into Brazilian Portuguese (COPSOQ II-Br) and evaluate its psychometric properties. METHODS Translation and cultural adaptation followed the standardized guidelines. Structural validity was assessed using exploratory factorial analysis. Test-retest reliability was evaluated by intraclass correlation coefficient (ICC3,1) and internal consistency by Cronbach’s alpha. Floor and ceiling effect was considered acceptable if less than 15% of participants reported the lowest or highest scores. Measurement error was assessed by standard error of measurement (SEM), while construct validity was tested by correlating the COPSOQ II-Br, the Job Content Questionnaire and the Nordic Musculoskeletal Questionnaire. RESULTS The study evaluated a total of 211 civil servants and service providers in the test and 157 in the retest. After cross-cultural adaptation, the COPSOQ II-Br structure comprised seven domains and 11 dimensions. Most dimensions showed acceptable floor and ceiling effects, excepting “Work family conflicts” (floor effect of 26.1%), and “Meaning and commitment” and “Job satisfaction,” with ceiling floor of 27.5% and 22.3%, respectively. Cronbach’s alpha values reached the recommended levels (varied between 0.70 and 0.87). Test-retest reliability indicated that all dimensions had ICC between 0.71 and 0.81. SEM ranged from 0.6 to 2.2 and the construct validity showed good results with the tested instruments (significant positive and negative correlations). CONCLUSIONS All psychometric properties of the short version COPSOQ II-Br are suitable for use in Brazil. The instrument is thus validated and can be used by occupational health and human resources professionals to evaluate psychosocial working conditions.
  • Vaccination coverage against human papillomavirus (HPV) and associated factors in female academics from a university in southwestern Goiás, Brazil Original Articles

    Oliveira, Paulo Sérgio de; Gonçalves, Carla Vitola; Watte, Guilherme; Costa, Juvenal Soares Dias da

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    RESUMO OBJETIVO Verificar a cobertura da vacina contra o HPV em mulheres matriculadas em cursos da área de saúde de uma universidade do sudoeste do Estado de Goiás e os fatores associados à vacinação. MÉTODOS Trata-se de estudo transversal, incluindo universitárias dos cursos da área de saúde, com 18 anos ou mais. Foi utilizado questionário padronizado e autoaplicável. As participantes que receberam duas ou mais doses da vacina foram consideradas como imunizadas. A análise múltipla foi realizada por meio de regressão logística multinomial. RESULTADOS Observou-se que, das 1510 participantes, 473 (31,3%) com duas ou mais doses de vacina contra o HPV, 167 (11,0%) com uma dose e 870 (57,6%) não vacinadas. As participantes com menos de 21 anos e inseridas no estrato socioeconômico A tinham 2 vezes mais chance de terem recebido duas doses ou mais da vacina (Razão de Prevalência = 1,95; IC95% 1,40–2,70 e Razão de Prevalência = 2,09; IC95% 1.39–3,13, respectivamente). CONCLUSÕES A pesquisa revelou extensa possibilidade para intervenções com o objetivo de atingir maior cobertura vacinal entre as universitárias. Mesmo mulheres com mais conhecimento e de estrato econômico elevado apresentaram baixa cobertura vacinal, sugerindo que resultados de cobertura vacinal maior podem ser obtidos com a vacinação realizada em ambiente escolar.

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    ABSTRACT OBJECTIVE To check the coverage of the HPV vaccine in women enrolled in health courses at a university in southwest Goiás, Brazil, and the factors associated with vaccination. METHODS This is a cross-sectional study, including female university students of health courses, aged 18 years or more. A standardized and self-applying questionnaire was used. Participants who received two or more doses of the vaccine were considered immunized. Multiple analysis was performed using multinomial logistic regression. RESULT We observed that, of the 1510 participants, 473 (31.3%) had two or more doses of HPV vaccine, 167 (11.0%) one dose and 870 (57.6%) were unvaccinated. Participants under 21 years of age and in socioeconomic stratum A were 2 times more likely to have received two or more doses of the vaccine (Prevalence Ratio = 1.95; 95%CI 1.40–2.70 and Prevalence Ratio = 2.09; 95%CI 1.39–3.13, respectively). CONCLUSIONS The research revealed extensive possibility for interventions with the aim of achieving greater vaccination coverage among female university students. Even women with more knowledge and high economic stratum showed low vaccination coverage, suggesting that results of higher vaccine coverage can be obtained with vaccination carried out in a school environment.
  • Physical activity in gestational trimesters and perinatal outcomes in SUS puerperal women Original Articles

    Schmidt, Tauana Prestes; Tuon, Talita; Wagner, Katia J. Pudla; Boing, Antonio Fernando; Danielewicz, Ana Lúcia

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    RESUMO OBJETIVO Testar a associação entre a prática de atividade física (AF) de acordo com os trimestres gestacionais e a ocorrência de parto cesáreo, prematuridade e baixo peso ao nascer em puérperas atendidas no Sistema Único de Saúde de Santa Catarina, Brasil. MÉTODOS Estudo transversal realizado com amostra probabilística de puérperas que tiveram seus partos em maternidades da rede pública de Santa Catarina no período de janeiro a agosto de 2019. O desfecho parto cesáreo foi autorreferido e as informações sobre parto prematuro (< 37 semanas gestacionais) e baixo peso ao nascer (< 2.500 gramas) foram obtidas dos prontuários. A prática de AF durante a gestação e conforme cada trimestre foi autorreferida. Foram realizadas análises de Regressão Logística Multivariável e entrevistas com 3.580 puérperas. RESULTADOS A prática de AF durante qualquer período da gestação foi relatada por 20,6% da amostra, com redução gradativa das prevalências conforme os trimestres gestacionais (16,2%, 15,4% e 12,8%). As maiores prevalências dos desfechos em relação à amostra total, foram observadas nas puérperas não praticantes de AF no terceiro trimestre, sendo 43,9% para o parto cesáreo, 7,7% para o baixo peso ao nascer e 5,5% para o parto prematuro. As chances de parto cesáreo (OR = 1,40; IC95% 1,10–1,76) e de baixo peso ao nascer (OR = 1,99; IC95% 1,04–3,79) foram, respectivamente, 40% e 99% maiores entre as puérperas que não praticaram AF no terceiro trimestre da gestação quando comparadas àquelas que praticaram AF. Não houve associação da prática de AF com a prematuridade. CONCLUSÃO As puérperas que não praticavam AF no terceiro trimestre da gestação tiveram maiores chances de parto cesáreo e de terem recém-nascidos com baixo peso.

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    ABSTRACT OBJECTIVE Test the association between the practice of physical activity (PA) according to the gestational trimesters and the occurrence of cesarean delivery, prematurity, and low birth weight in puerperal women assisted in the Unified Health System of Santa Catarina, Brazil. METHODS A cross-sectional study was conducted with a probabilistic sample of puerperal women who gave birth in public maternity hospitals in Santa Catarina from January to August 2019. The cesarean delivery outcome was self-reported, and information on premature birth (< 37 gestational weeks) and low birth weight (< 2,500 grams) were obtained from medical records. The practice of PA during pregnancy and according to each trimester was self-reported. Multivariate Logistic Regression analyses and interviews with 3,580 puerperal women were carried out. RESULTS PA practice during any period of pregnancy was reported by 20.6% of the sample, with a gradual reduction in prevalence according to the gestational trimester (16.2%, 15.4%, and 12.8%). The highest prevalences of outcomes concerning the total sample were observed in puerperal women who did not practice PA in the third trimester, with 43.9% for cesarean delivery, 7.7% for low birth weight, and 5.5% for premature birth. The odds of cesarean delivery (OR = 1.40; 95%CI 1.10–1.76) and low birth weight (OR = 1.99; 95%CI 1.04–3.79) were, respectively, 40% and 99% higher among puerperal women who did not practice PA in the third trimester of pregnancy when compared to those who practiced PA. There was no association between PA practice and prematurity. CONCLUSION Puerperal women who did not practice PA in the third trimester of pregnancy were more likely to have cesarean delivery and low birth weight newborns.
  • Physical activity combined with sedentary behaviour in the risk of mortality in older adults Original Articles

    Galvão, Lucas Lima; Silva, Rizia Rocha; Tribess, Sheilla; Santos, Douglas Assis Teles; Virtuoso Junior, Jair Sindra

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    ABSTRACT OBJECTIVE To examine the effects of physical activity (PA) and sedentary behaviour (SB), in isolation and combination, on all-cause mortality in older adults. METHODS Prospective, population-based cohort study. The data were collected from first wave in 2015 and the follow-up continued until 2020. The sample consisted of 332 older adult people aged ≥ 60 years-old, out of which 59 died. The level of PA and SB was assessed by the International Physical Activity Questionnaire (IPAQ). The older adults were divided into PA categorized as sufficiently active and insufficiently active and into high and low SB. We built four combinations of PA and SB. Also, we used the Cox proportional hazards regression with a 95% confidence interval with hazard ratio estimate so as to verify the mortality risks between PA, SB, and the combinations of PA and SB. RESULTS Insufficiently active individuals had higher risks of mortality compared to sufficiently active people. We observed no associations between SB and mortality separately; however, when evaluated in a combined way, insufficiently active individuals and with a high SB time had a higher chance of mortality compared to active individuals with a low SB time. CONCLUSION Our isolated analyses demonstrate that complying with PA recommendations reduces the risk of mortality; however, no association was found between the time of PA exposure with the time of SB. When analysing the combination, being physically inactive and with a long time of SB showed higher mortality rates, with SB being an enhancer of this risk. The results of this study show the interdependence of SB for PA performed at moderate to vigorous intensity. The understanding of this interrelation must be considered in the formulation of public health guidelines.
  • Sedentary behavior and motor competence in children and adolescents: a review Review

    Santos, Guilherme dos; Guerra, Paulo Henrique; Milani, Suedem Andrade; Santos, Ariane Brito Diniz; Cattuzzo, Maria Teresa; Ré, Alessandro Hervaldo Nicolai

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    RESUMO OBJETIVO Sintetizar as evidências de estudos que analisaram as associações entre comportamento sedentário e competência motora em crianças e adolescentes. MÉTODOS Revisão sistemática de artigos originais que analisaram possíveis associações entre comportamento sedentário e competência motora em crianças e adolescentes (3–18 anos de idade), sem restrições quanto ao delineamento de estudo, instrumentos e protocolos de análise. Os artigos foram identificados por meio de buscas nas bases PubMed, Web of Science, Academic Search Premier, Cinahl, Medline e SPORTDiscus, assim como em listas de referências. O nível de evidência foi avaliado de acordo com a quantidade de estudos que reportaram significância estatística nas associações entre as variáveis e a qualidade dos artigos (o risco de viés). RESULTADOS De 2.462 estudos iniciais, 22 compuseram a síntese (duas intervenções, nove longitudinais e onze transversais). Desses, em 13 foram observadas associações negativas entre as variáveis, mais frequentemente na faixa etária de sete a catorze anos. Na análise do risco de viés, as principais limitações dos estudos foram “amostragens por conveniência” e “não descrição do dimensionamento amostral”. CONCLUSÕES A evidência disponível sugere que o comportamento sedentário está negativamente associado à competência motora em crianças do ensino fundamental, embora a evidência seja incerta nos anos pré-escolares; a síntese de resultados dos estudos longitudinais sugere que o comportamento sedentário afeta negativamente o desenvolvimento da competência motora. É importante que futuros estudos tenham maior controle sobre os determinantes socioculturais e aprofundem os conhecimentos em relação ao sexo e à faixa etária, assim como dos métodos e indicadores utilizados para avaliação das duas variáveis.

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    ABSTRACT OBJECTIVE To synthesize evidence from studies that analyzed the associations between sedentary behavior and motor competence in children and adolescents. METHODS Systematic review of original articles that analyzed possible associations between sedentary behavior and motor competence in children and adolescents (3–18 years of age), without restrictions on study design, instruments and analysis protocols. The articles were identified through searches in the PubMed, Web of Science, Academic Search Premier, Cinahl, Medline and SPORTDiscus databases, as well as in reference lists. The level of evidence was evaluated according to the amount of studies that reported statistical significance in the associations between the variables and the quality of the articles (risk of bias). RESULTS Of 2,462 initial studies, 22 composed the synthesis (two interventions, nine longitudinal and eleven cross-sectional studies). Of these, in 13, we observed negative associations between the variables, more often in the age group of seven to fourteen years. In the analysis of risk of bias, the main limitations of the studies were “convenience sampling” and “no description of sample sizing”. CONCLUSIONS The available evidence suggests that sedentary behavior is negatively associated with motor competence in elementary school children, although the evidence is uncertain in the preschool years; the synthesis of results from longitudinal studies suggests that sedentary behavior negatively affects the development of motor competence. It is important that future studies have greater control over sociocultural determinants and deepen knowledge regarding sex and age, as well as the methods and indicators used to evaluate the two variables.
  • Factors associated with common mental disorders: a study based on clusters of women Original Articles

    Grapiglia, Cássio Zottis; Costa, Juvenal Soares Dias da; Pattussi, Marcos Pascoal; Paniz, Vera Maria Vieira; Olinto, Maria Teresa Anselmo

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    RESUMO OBJETIVO Identificar fatores associados aos transtornos mentais comuns (TMC) em uma amostra de mulheres adultas no Sul do Brasil. MÉTODOS Em estudo de base populacional composto por 1.128 mulheres, foram investigadas variáveis explicativas demográficas, socioeconômicas, comportamentais e de saúde/doença. Cinco grupos-resposta foram explorados: um grupo com transtornos mentais comuns – ponto de corte 6/7 no Self-Reporting Questionnaire 20 (SRQ-20) – e outros quatro correspondentes aos diferentes clusters encontrados através da técnica de clusterização por classe latente, também a partir do SRQ-20. Esses quatro clusters (baixo, médio-depressivo, médio-digestivo e alto) foram denominados com base nas pontuações médias do SRQ-20 em cada grupo e nos padrões de resposta das variáveis e características fatoriais. O cluster “baixo” compreendeu mulheres com menores escores no SRQ-20 e, portanto, com menor probabilidade de apresentarem TMC. Já o cluster “alto”, com valores médios elevados no SRQ-20, esteve relacionado a maior morbidade psiquiátrica. Utilizou-se a técnica de regressão de Poisson, com comparação entre os achados dos diferentes grupos. RESULTADOS Foram identificadas 10 variáveis como fatores associados aos TMC. Idade, escolaridade, tabagismo, atividade física, percepção de saúde e número de consultas foram as variáveis comuns para as análises com ponto de corte assim como nas baseadas em clusters. Etilismo pesado esteve associado somente quando avaliada a amostra como ponto de corte. Já classe econômica, situação laboral e presença de doenças crônicas estiveram associadas somente quando analisada a amostra por clusters. No cluster “alto”, houve associação significativa com classes econômicas mais baixas (D ou E), tabagismo, inatividade física, presença de doenças crônicas e percepção de saúde negativa. CONCLUSÕES Diferentes fatores associados foram identificados segundo os grupos-resposta considerados. Novos enfoques que possibilitem identificar subgrupos de indivíduos com características e fatores associados específicos poderiam contribuir para um entendimento mais apurado dos TMC, servindo de base para intervenções em saúde.

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    ABSTRACT OBJECTIVE to identify factors associated with common mental disorders (CMD) in a sample of adult women in Southern Brazil. METHODS This population-based study, composed of 1,128 women, investigated socioeconomic, behavioral and health/disease explanatory demographic variables. Five response groups were explored: one group with common mental disorders – cut-off point 6/7 in the Self-Reporting Questionnaire 20 (SRQ-20) – and four others corresponding to the different clusters found using the latent class clustering technique, also from the SRQ-20. These four clusters (low, medium-depressive, medium-digestive and high) were named (denominated) based on the mean scores in the SRQ-20 in each group and on the response patterns of the variables and factorial characteristics. The “low” cluster comprised women with lower SRQ-20 scores and, therefore less likely to present CMD. The “high” cluster, with high mean values in the SRQ-20, was related to higher psychiatric morbidity. We used the Poisson regression technique to compare the findings of the different groups. RESULTS We identified ten variables as factors associated with CMD. Age, education, smoking, physical activity, perception of health and number of medical appointments were the common variables for the cut-off point and cluster-based analyses. Heavy alcohol use was associated only when the sample was evaluated as a cut-off point. Social class, work situation and existence of chronic diseases were associated only when the sample was analyzed by clusters. There was a significant association in the “high” cluster with lower classes (D or E), smoking, physical inactivity, existence of chronic diseases and negative perception of health. CONCLUSION We identified different associated factors according to the response groups considered. New approaches allowing identification of subgroups of individuals with specific characteristics and associated factors may contribute for a more accurate understanding of CMD and provide the basis for health interventions.
  • Mortality from oral and oropharyngeal cancer: age-period-cohort effect, Brazil, 1983–2017 Original Articles

    Perea, Lillia Magali Estrada; Antunes, José Leopoldo Ferreira; Peres, Marco Aurelio

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    RESUMO OBJETIVO Estimar o efeito da idade, período e coorte de nascimento na mortalidade por câncer de boca e orofaringe no Brasil e suas macrorregiões. MÉTODO Foram analisados os óbitos por câncer de boca e orofaringe de 1983 a 2017. Aplicou-se o modelo de regressão de Poisson, utilizando funções estimáveis propostas por Holford. RESULTADOS No período de 1983 a 2017, foram registrados no Brasil 142.634 óbitos por câncer de boca e orofaringe, 81% entre o sexo masculino, e as regiões Sul e Sudeste apresentaram as taxas mais altas. Os maiores efeitos de período foram observados na mortalidade masculina das regiões Sudeste e Centro-Oeste para o período de referência 2003–2007. Nas regiões Norte, Nordeste e Centro-Oeste foi observado aumento do risco de mortalidade nas coortes masculinas mais recentes. Na região Norte o maior risco identificado foi para homens nascidos entre 1973 e 1977 (RR = 1,47; IC95% 1,05–2,08); no Nordeste, para homens nascidos entre 1988 e 1992 (RR = 2,77; IC95% 1,66–4,63); e no Centro-Oeste, para mulheres nascidas entre 1973 e 1977 (RR = 2,01; IC95% 1,19–3,39). Nas regiões Sudeste e Sul, as coortes mais recentes apresentaram taxas de mortalidade mais baixas. O menor risco na região Sudeste foi observado na coorte masculina nascida entre 1978 e 1982 (RR = 0,53; IC95% = 0,45–0,62), e entre 1983 e 1987 na região Sul (RR = 0,25; IC95% 0,12–0,54). CONCLUSÕES A idade teve efeito significativo na mortalidade por câncer de boca e orofaringe em todas as regiões. Nas regiões Norte, Nordeste e Centro-Oeste, foi observado aumento do risco nas coortes mais recentes, enquanto nas regiões Sul e Sudeste essas coortes apresentaram risco menor quando comparadas às coortes mais antigas.

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    ABSTRACT OBJECTIVE Estimate the effect of age, period, and birth cohort on mortality from oral and oropharyngeal cancer in Brazil and its macro-regions. METHODS Deaths from oral and oropharyngeal cancer from 1983 to 2017 were analyzed. The Poisson regression model was applied, using estimable functions proposed by Holford. RESULTS From 1983 to 2017, 142,634 deaths from oral and oropharyngeal cancer were registered in Brazil, 81% among men, and the South and Southeast regions had the highest rates. The most significant period effects were observed in male mortality in the Southeast and Central-West regions for the 2003–2007 reference period. In the North, Northeast, and Central-West regions, an increased risk of mortality was observed in the most recent male cohorts. In the North region, the most significant risk identified was for men born during 1973–1977 (RR = 1.47; 95%CI 1.05–2.08); in the Northeast, for men born during 1988–1992 (RR = 2.77; 95%CI 1.66–4.63); and in the Central-West, for women born during 1973–1977 (RR = 2.01; 95%CI 1.19–3.39). In the Southeast and South regions, the most recent cohorts had lower mortality rates. The lowest risk in the Southeast region was observed in the male cohort born during 1978–1982 (RR = 0.53; 95%CI 0.45–0.62) and 1983–1987 in the South region (RR = 0.25; 95%CI 0.12–0.54). CONCLUSIONS Age had a significant effect on mortality from oral and oropharyngeal cancer in all regions. In the North, Northeast, and Central-West regions, an increase in risk was observed in the most recent cohorts, while in the South and Southeast regions, these cohorts presented a lower risk when compared to the older cohorts.
  • Prevalence evolution of SARS-CoV-2 infection in the city of São Paulo, 2020–2021 Original Articles

    Albuquerque, José Olimpio Moura de; Kamioka, Gabriela Akemi; Madalosso, Geraldine; Costa, Selma Anequini; Ferreira, Paula Bisordi; Pino, Francisco Alberto; Sato, Ana Paula Sayuri; Carvalho, Ana Carolina Aguiar de; Amorim, Ana Beatriz Pagliaro; Aires, Caroline Cotrim; Kataoka, Ana Paula Arruda Geraldes; Savani, Elisa San Martin Mouriz; Bessa, Thirsa Alvares Franco; Aguiar, Breno Souza de; Failla, Marcelo Antunes; Santos, Edson Aparecido dos; Brito, Edjane Maria Torreão; Santos, Maria Cristina Honório dos; Silva, Solange Maria Saboia e; Caldeira, Luiz Artur Vieira; Zamarco, Luiz Carlos; Fonseca, Sandra Maria Sabino; Lima, Marcia Maria de Cerqueira; Marques, Ivanilda Argenau; Silva, Fabiana Érica Vilanova da; Glasser, Paula Regina; Burihan, Patrícia Carla Piragibe Ramos; Cavazzana, Cinthya Luzia; Mello, Debora Silva de; Pellini, Alessandra Cristina Guedes; Nishio, Fernando Yoshiki; Kian, Fernanda Miyashiro; Braga, Elza de Santana; Bertelli, Nilza Maria Piassi; Fracini, Wagner; Gonçalves, Marcelo Dell Áquila; Zular, Paulete Secco; Piva, Regiane de Santana; Masi, Eduardo

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    ABSTRACT OBJECTIVE To estimate the evolution of the prevalence of SARS-CoV-2 virus infection among residents aged 18 years or over in the municipality of São Paulo. METHODS This is a population-based household survey conducted every 15 days, between June and September 2020, and January and February 2021. In total, the study comprised 11 phases. The presence of antibodies against SARS-CoV-2 was identified in venous blood using a lateral flow test, Wondfo Biotech. In the last phase, the researchers combined it with an immunoenzymatic test, Euroimmun. The participants also answered a semi-structured questionnaire on sociodemographic and economic factors, and on social distancing measures. Prevalence estimates and the 95% confidence interval were estimated according to regions, Human Development Index, sex, age group, ethnicity, education, income, and variables associated with risk or prevention of infection. To compare the frequencies among the categories of each variable, the chi-square test with Rao-Scott correction was used, considering a significance level of 5%. RESULTS In total, 23,397 individuals were interviewed and had their samples collected. The estimated prevalence of antibodies against SARS-CoV-2 ranged from 9.7% (95%CI: 7.9–11.8%) to 25.0% (95%CI: 21.7–28.7). The prevalence of individuals with antibodies against the virus was higher among black and brown people, people with lower schooling and income, and among residents of regions with lower Human Development Index. The lowest prevalences were associated with recommended measures of disease protection. The proportion of asymptomatic infection was 45.1%. CONCLUSION The estimated prevalence of the infection was lower than the cumulative incidence variation, except for the last phase of the study. The differences in prevalence estimates observed among subpopulations showed social inequality as a risk of infection. The lower prevalence observed among those who could follow prevention measures reinforce the need to maintain social distancing measures as a way to prevent SARS-CoV-2 infection.
  • Incidence and mortality from breast and cervical cancer in a Brazilian town Original Articles

    Ferreira, Maria do Carmo; Vale, Diama Bhadra; Barros, Marilisa Berti de Azevedo

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    RESUMO OBJETIVOS Analisar a magnitude das mudanças na incidência e mortalidade por câncer do colo do útero (CCU) e câncer de mama (CM) em Campinas (SP) entre os quinquênios 1991–1995 e 2010–2014. MÉTODOS Os dados sobre câncer foram obtidos do Registro de Câncer de Base Populacional de Campinas e os dados sobre óbitos do Sistema de Informação de Mortalidade do Departamento de Informática do Sistema Único de Saúde. Foram calculadas taxas de incidência e de mortalidade padronizadas por idade pelo método direto, com os respectivos intervalos de confiança de 95%. Mensurou-se a magnitude das mudanças por meio da razão de taxas (RT). RESULTADOS Entre os períodos estudados, houve aumento de três vezes na taxa de detecção do CCU in situ (RT = 3,03; IC95% 2,64–3,47) e de 5 vezes para o CM in situ (RT = 5,23; IC95% 4,98–5,50). A proporção de casos de CM in situ em relação ao total de casos de CM aumentou de 3,31% para 11,05%. A taxa de incidência do CCU invasivo declinou em 57% (RT = 0,43; IC95% 0,40–0,47), e a do CM invasivo aumentou em 40% (RT = 1,40; IC95% 1,33–1,47). A taxa de mortalidade do CCU caiu em 58% (RT = 0,42; IC95% 0,32–0,56), e a do CM em 15% (RT = 0,85; IC95% 0,82–0,89). CONCLUSÃO A incidência de carcinomas in situ de CCU e CM aumentou nessas quase duas décadas. A taxa de carcinoma invasivo do CCU diminuiu, e a do CM aumentou. A mortalidade pelos dois cânceres foi reduzida. Observar essas alterações é útil para avaliar o impacto das ações realizadas no período e planejar ações futuras.

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    ABSTRACT OBJECTIVES To analyze the magnitude of changes in the incidence and mortality from cervical cancer (CC) and breast cancer (BC) in Campinas, São Paulo State, between the five-year periods of 1991–1995 and 2010–2014. METHODS data on cancer were obtained from the Campinas Population-Based Cancer Registry and data on deaths from the Mortality Information System of the Computing Department of the Unified Health System. Age-standardized incidence and mortality rates were calculated by the direct method, with the respective 95% confidence intervals. The magnitude of the changes was measured by the rate ratio (rate ratio; 95%CI). RESULTS among the periods studied, there was a threefold increase in the detection rate of in situ CC (3.03; 95%CI: 2.64–3.47) and fivefold increase for in situ BC (5.23; 95%CI: 4.98–5.50). The proportion of cases of in situ BC in relation to the total number of cases of BC increased from 3.31% to 11.05%. The incidence rate of invasive CC decreased by 57% (0.43; 95%CI: 0.40–0.47), and the incidence rate of invasive BC increased by 40% (1.40; 95%CI: 1.33–1.47). The mortality rate of the CC decreased by 58% (0.42; 95%CI: 0.32–0.56), and that of BC by 15% (0.85; 95%CI: 0.82–0.89). CONCLUSION the incidence of in situ carcinomas of CC and BC increased in almost two decades. The rate of invasive carcinoma of CC decreased, and that of BC increased. Mortality from both cancers decreased. Observing these changes is useful for assessing the impact of the actions carried out in the period and for planning future actions.
  • Mortality from diabetes mellitus and its impact on life expectancy at 60 years of age in Mexico Original Articles

    Vega-López, María Guadalupe; González-Pérez, Guillermo Julián

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    RESUMEN OBJETIVOS Analizar el comportamiento de la mortalidad por diabetes mellitus (DM) para ambos sexos en México entre 1998 y 2018 y su impacto sobre la esperanza de vida (EV) entre los 60 y 85 años de edad en los trienios 1998–2000 y 2016–2018 – en comparación con otras causas de muerte –, así como determinar la pérdida de años de esperanza de vida asociados a la DM en cada trienio. MÉTODOS El presente estudio es observacional y descriptivo. Se calcularon tasas de mortalidad por DM ajustadas por edad para cada sexo entre 1998 y 2018. Se construyeron tablas de vida por sexo para 1998–2000 y 2016–2018 y se calculó tanto la EV entre 60 y 85 años, como los años de esperanza de vida perdidos (AEVP) por DM, y causas seleccionadas, entre ambas edades. RESULTADOS Entre 1998 y 2018 la tasa ajustada de mortalidad masculina por DM creció 55% en la población de 60 y más, y la femenina 20%. Entre 1998–2000 y 2016–2018, la EV masculina entre 60 y 85 años se redujo 0,22 años, en tanto la femenina aumentó 0,24. En 2016–2018 la DM fue responsable, para los hombres, de 1,30 AEVP entre 60 y 85 años, (19% del total de AEVP) y para las mujeres 1,24 AEVP (24% del total), más que el resto de causas analizadas. CONCLUSIONES El incremento de la mortalidad por DM ha contribuido de manera sustancial tanto a reducir la EV de los hombres adultos mayores, como a ralentizar el aumento de la EV de las mujeres de 60 años y más en lo que va de siglo. Así, resulta necesario implementar políticas preventivas desde edades tempranas que permitan reducir los altos niveles de sobrepeso y obesidad existentes en el país, y por ende, la notable proporción de población que padece DM.

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    ABSTRACT OBJECTIVES To analyze the behavior of mortality from diabetes mellitus (DM) for both sexes in Mexico from 1998 to 2018, and its impact on life expectancy (LE) from 60 to 85 years of age in the three-year periods 1998–2000 and 2016–2018, compared with other causes of death, as well as to determine the loss of years of life expectancy associated with DM in each three-year period. METHODS The current study is observational and descriptive. Age-adjusted rates of mortality from DM were calculated for each sex from 1998 to 2018. Sex-specific life tables were constructed for 1998–2000 and 2016–2018, and both LE between 60 and 85 years, and years of life expectancy lost (YLELL) due to DM and selected causes between both ages were calculated. RESULTS Between 1998 and 2018, the adjusted DM-resulting male mortality rate grew 55% in the population aged 60 and over, while the female mortality rate grew 20%. Between 1998–2000 and 2016–2018, male LE for 60–85 age group decreased 0.22 years, while female LE increased 0.24. In 2016-2018, DM was responsible for 1.30 YLEL among men of 60 to 85 years (19% of the total YLEL), and 1.24 YLEL for women (24% of the total), more than the other causes analyzed. CONCLUSIONS The increase in mortality from DM has substantially contributed both to reduce LE of older adult men, and to slow the increase of LE among women aged 60 years and older so far this century. Thus, preventive policies should be implemented since early ages to reduce the high levels of overweight and obesity in the country and, therefore, the significant population ratio suffering from DM.
  • Scientific sexism: the gender bias in the scientific production of the Universidade de São Paulo Original Articles

    Oliveira-Ciabati, Livia; Santos, Luciane Loures; Hsiou, Annie Schmaltz; Sasso, Ariane Morassi; Castro, Margaret; Souza, João Paulo

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    RESUMO OBJETIVO Investigar desigualdades de gênero na produção científica de docentes da Universidade de São Paulo. MÉTODOS A população consiste em professores(as) da Universidade de São Paulo. O repositório Web of Science foi a fonte das métricas de publicação. Selecionamos as medidas: total de publicações e citações, média de citações por ano e por item, índice H e histórico de citações entre 1950 e 2019. Usamos o nome do(a) docente como um proxy para a identidade de gênero. Usamos estatísticas descritivas para caracterizar as métricas. Avaliamos o efeito tesoura selecionando os(as) professores(as) com índice H alto. A série histórica de citações foi projetada até 2100. Realizamos análises para a população geral e subgrupos de tempo de trabalho: menos de 10 anos, de 10 a 20 anos e 20 anos ou mais. RESULTADOS Dos 8.325 docentes, incluímos 3.067 (36,8%). Dentre os incluídos, 1.893 (61,7%) eram professores e 1.174 (38,28%) professoras. O gênero masculino apresentou valores mais altos nas métricas de publicação (média de artigos: M = 67,0 versus F = 49,7; média de citações/ano: M = 53,9 versus F = 35,9) e índice H (M = 14,5 versus F = 12,4). Entre os 100 indivíduos com maior índice H (≥ 37), 83% são do gênero masculino. Na série histórica de citações, a curva masculina cresce mais rápido, abrindo uma diferença entre os grupos com afastamento confirmado pela projeção. DISCUSSÃO A produção científica na Universidade de São Paulo está sujeita a um viés de gênero. Dois terços do corpo docente são do gênero masculino, e as contratações das últimas décadas perpetuam esse padrão. A grande maioria dos membros com alto impacto no corpo docente é do sexo masculino. CONCLUSÃO Nossas análises sugerem que a Universidade de São Paulo não superará a desigualdade de gênero na produção científica sem uma ação afirmativa substancial. O desenvolvimento não acontece por acaso, mas por meio de escolhas afirmativas, decisivas e de longo prazo.

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    ABSTRACT OBJECTIVE To investigate gender inequity in the scientific production of the University of Sao Paulo. METHODS Members of the University of Sao Paulo faculty are the study population. The Web of Science repository was the source of the publication metrics. We selected the measures: total publications and citations, average of citations per year and item, H-index, and history of citations between 1950 and 2019. We used the name of the faculty member as a proxy to the gender identity. We use descriptive statistics to characterize the metrics. We evaluated the scissors effect by selecting faculty members with a high H-index. The historical series of citations was projected until 2100. We carry out analyses for the general population and working time subgroups: less than 10 years, 10 to 20 years, and 20 years or more. RESULTS Of the 8,325 faculty members, we included 3,067 (36.8%). Among those included, 1,893 (61.7%) were male and 1,174 (38.28%) female. The male gender presented higher values in the publication metrics (average of articles: M = 67.0 versus F = 49.7; average of citations/year: M = 53.9 versus F = 35.9), and H-index (M = 14.5 versus F = 12.4). Among the 100 individuals with the highest H-index (≥ 37), 83% are male. The male curve grows faster in the historical series of citations, opening a difference between the groups whose separation is confirmed by the projection. DISCUSSION Scientific production at the Universidade de São Paulo is subject to a gender bias. Two-thirds of the faculty are male, and hiring over the past few decades perpetuates this pattern. The large majority of high impact faculty members are male. CONCLUSION Our analysis suggests that the Universidade de São Paulo will not overcome gender inequality in scientific production without substantive affirmative action. Development does not happen by chance but through choices that are affirmative, decisive, and long-term oriented.
  • Excess deaths from all causes and by COVID-19 in Brazil in 2020 Original Articles

    Santos, Alcione Miranda dos; Souza, Bruno Feres de; Carvalho, Carolina Abreu de; Campos, Marcos Adriano Garcia; Oliveira, Bruno Luciano Carneiro Alves de; Diniz, Eduardo Moraes; Branco, Maria dos Remédios Freitas Carvalho; Queiroz, Rejane Christine de Sousa; Carvalho, Vitória Abreu de; Araújo, Waleska Regina Machado; Silva, Antônio Augusto Moura da

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    ABSTRACT OBJECTIVE To estimate the 2020 all-cause and COVID-19 excess mortality according to sex, age, race/color, and state, and to compare mortality rates by selected causes with that of the five previous years in Brazil. METHODS Data from the Mortality Information System were used. Expected deaths for 2020 were estimated from 2015 to 2019 data using a negative binomial log-linear model. RESULTS Excess deaths in Brazil in 2020 amounted to 13.7%, and the ratio of excess deaths to COVID-19 deaths was 0.90. Reductions in deaths from cardiovascular diseases (CVD), respiratory diseases, and external causes, and an increase in ill-defined causes were all noted. Excess deaths were also found to be heterogeneous, being higher in the Northern, Center-Western, and Northeastern states. In some states, the number of COVID-19 deaths was lower than that of excess deaths, whereas the opposite occurred in others. Moreover, excess deaths were higher in men aged 20 to 59, and in black, yellow, or indigenous individuals. Meanwhile, excess mortality was lower in women, in individuals aged 80 years or older, and in whites. Additionally, deaths among those aged 0 to 19 were 7.2% lower than expected, with reduction in mortality from respiratory diseases and external causes. There was also a drop in mortality due to external causes in men and in those aged 20 to 39 years. Moreover, reductions in deaths from CVD and neoplasms were noted in some states and groups. CONCLUSION There is evidence of underreporting of COVID-19 deaths and of the possible impact of restrictive measures in the reduction of deaths from external causes and respiratory diseases. The impacts of COVID-19 on mortality were heterogeneous among the states and groups, revealing that regional, demographic, socioeconomic, and racial differences expose individuals in distinct ways to the risk of death from both COVID-19 and other causes.
  • SARS-CoV-2 vaccines–induced thrombotic thrombocytopenia: should we consider immuno-hypersensitivity?

    Reuben, Rine Christopher; Adogo, Lillian Yami

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    ABSTRACT The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic is significantly causing unprecedented clinical, socioeconomic, and public health challenges globally. The successful global administration of effective, safe and sustainable vaccine(s) is widely believed to be crucial in mitigating as well as preventing COVID-19. However, the rising cases of severe adverse events following immunization (AEFI) with COVID-19 vaccines including thrombosis, thrombocytopenia, and in some instances, death have created serious global concerns and could enormously contribute to vaccine hesitancy. Although the complete underlying pathophysiology and immunopathology of the COVID-19 vaccines related to AEFI, including thrombosis and/or anaphylaxis, are yet to be determined, exploring possible immuno-hypersensitivity could be crucial in the mechanisms associated with these reactions, thereby mitigating their occurrences as well as restoring confidence in vaccine administration for a COVID-19 free world.
  • The socio-environmental production of malaria in three municipalities in the Carajás region, Pará, Brazil Original Articles

    Pereira, Alba Lucia Ribeiro Raithy; Miranda, Claudia do Socorro Carvalho; Guedes, Juan Andrade; Oliveira, Rafael Aleixo Coelho de; Campos, Pedro Silvestre da Silva; Palácios, Vera Regina Da Cunha Menezes; Faria, Camylle Maia Costa; Filgueiras, Tainara Carvalho G. M.; Figueiredo, Roberto Carlos; Gonçalves, Nelson Veiga

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    RESUMO OBJETIVO Analisar a produção ambiental da malária nos municípios de Marabá, Parauapebas e Canaã dos Carajás, no Pará, entre 2014 e 2018. MÉTODOS Estudo ecológico e transversal a partir de dados epidemiológicos do Sistema de Informações de Vigilância Epidemiológica da Malária, da Secretaria de Saúde do Estado do Pará. Foram utilizados também dados cartográficos do Instituto Brasileiro de Geografia e Estatística (IBGE) e ambientais do projeto TerraClass, do Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas Espaciais (INPE). As análises estatísticas utilizaram o cálculo de percentuais e o teste qui-quadrado e as espaciais as técnicas de Kernel e de Moran global bivariado (I). RESULTADOS Foram analisados 437 casos confirmados de malária, na área e periodo de estudo. O maior percentual de casos ocorreu em indivíduos do sexo masculino, adultos, morador da zona rural, com atividades de garimpagem e agropecuária, sendo o Plasmodium vivax a espécie de maior frequência e o diagnóstico mais utilizado a gota espessa/esfregaço. A distribuição da malária não ocorreu de forma homogênea, com evidências de dependência espacial entre áreas com ocorrência de casos e diferentes tipos de uso da terra. Foram observadas também autocorrelações espaciais relacionadas à alta variabilidade dos tipos antropismos, ocorrida nos municípios. CONCLUSÃO A produção ambiental da malária está associada principalmente à pastagem e à mineração, antropismos relacionados às formas de uso e ocupação da terra nos municípios estudados. As tecnologias de análises de dados espaciais em saúde foram satisfatórias para a construção do cenário epidemiológico da doença.

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    ABSTRACT OBJECTIVE To analyze the environmental production of malaria in the municipalities of Marabá, Parauapebas, and Canaã dos Carajás, in Pará, from 2014 to 2018. METHODS This ecological, cross-sectional study used epidemiological data in the Sistema de Informações de Vigilância Epidemiológica da Malária (Malaria Epidemiological Surveillance Information System) from the Secretaria de Saúde do Estado do Pará (State of Pará Health Department), cartographic data from the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE), and environmental data in the Projeto TerraClass (TerraClass Project) from the National Institute of Space Research (INPE). Statistical analyses used the chi-square test, while the spatial ones, the kernel and Moran’s (I) global bivariate techniques. RESULTS We analyzed a total of 437 confirmed cases of malaria in the selected area and period. The highest percentage of cases occurred among male miners and farmers, living in rural areas; Plasmodium vivax was the most frequent species; and the most used diagnosis, the thick drop/smear. We also observed a heterogeneous distribution of the disease — with evidence of spatial dependence between incidence areas and different forms of land use, and spatial autocorrelations related to the high variability of anthropic activities in the municipalities. CONCLUSION The environmental production of malaria relates mainly to cattle production and mining — anthropisms related to land use and occupation in the observed municipalities. Spatial data analysis technologies sufficed for the construction of the epidemiological scenario of the disease.
  • Adverse events following immunization against SARS-CoV-2 (covid-19) in the state of Minas Gerais Original Articles

    Silva, Roberta Barros da; Silva, Thales Philipe Rodrigues da; Sato, Ana Paula Sayuri; Lana, Francisco Carlos Felix; Gusmão, Josianne Dias; Souza, Janaina Fonseca Almeida; Matozinhos, Fernanda Penido

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    RESUMO OBJETIVO Analisar os eventos adversos pós-vacinação (EAPV) contra o SARS-CoV-2 (covid-19) no estado de Minas Gerais (MG). MÉTODOS Estudo epidemiológico, descritivo, com dados do e-SUS Notifica no estado de Minas Gerais durante o período de 20 de janeiro a 5 de março de 2021. Foram analisados todos os casos suspeitos de EAPV da vacina contra covid-19 no estado, totalizando 7.305 casos. Para este estudo, verificou-se a possível correlação entre os EAPV e a causalidade com o imunobiológico administrado no período estabelecido. As variáveis analisadas para os casos de EAPV foram o imunobiológico administrado (AstraZeneca ou Coronavac), o tipo de evento, a evolução do caso e o tempo em dias da administração do imunobiológico e o início dos sintomas e causalidade. Calculou-se a taxa de incidência (TI) para 100 mil doses aplicadas. RESULTADOS A ocorrência dos EAPV em decorrência da vacina contra covid-19 foi frequente (TI: 777,12) no estado. Entretanto, somente 3% foram classificados como EAPV grave, com TI de 20,85, sendo que 4,71% deles evoluíram para óbitos com TI (8,19 óbitos a cada 100 mil doses aplicadas). Dentre os óbitos analisados, 84,4% foram classificados como condições preexistentes causadas por outros fatores e não por vacinas. Em relação aos EAPV não graves, 1,11% foram em decorrência de erros de imunização (TI: 8,62 EI a cada 100 mil doses aplicadas). CONCLUSÃO Esse trabalho fomenta, portanto, a discussão sobre a importância dos registros dos EAPV decorrentes das vacinas contra covid-19, demonstrando sua segurança para a população.

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    ABSTRACT OBJECTIVE To analyze adverse events following immunization (AEFI) against SARS-CoV-2 (covid-19) in the state of Minas Gerais (MG), Brazil. METHODS Epidemiological, descriptive study, with data from e-SUS Notifica (e-SUS Notification) in the state of Minas Gerais from January 20 to March 5, 2021. All suspected cases of AEFI of the covid-19 vaccine in the state were analyzed, totaling 7,305 cases. In this study, we verified the possible correlation between AEFI and the possible immunobiological administered causalities. The variables analyzed for AEFI cases were the immunobiological agent administered (AstraZeneca or Coronavac), the type of event, the evolution of the case, and the time in days since the administration of the immunobiological agent and the onset of symptoms and causality. The incidence rate (IT) was calculated for 100,000 doses applied. RESULTS The occurrence of AEFI as a result of the covid-19 vaccine was frequent (TI: 777.12) in the state. However, only 3% were classified as a severe AEFI, with a 20.85 IT, and 4.71% of them evolved to deaths (8.19 deaths per 100,000 doses applied). Among the deaths analyzed, 84.4% were classified as preexisting conditions caused by factors other than vaccines. Regarding non-serious AEFI, 1.11% occurred by immunization errors (TI: 8.62 EI for every 100 thousand doses applied). CONCLUSION This work encourages the discussion about the importance of recording AEFI related to covid-19 vaccines, demonstrating its safety for the population.
  • Diagnosis, treatment, and notification of syphilis during pregnancy in the state of Goiás, Brazil, between 2007 and 2017 Original Articles

    Oliveira, Iana Mundim de; Oliveira, Rívert Paulo Braga; Alves, Rosane Ribeiro Figueiredo

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    RESUMO OBJETIVO Analisar a evolução das notificações da sífilis durante a gestação em relação à classificação clínica, ao diagnóstico e ao tratamento no estado de Goiás, entre 2007 e 2017. MÉTODOS Estudo de série temporal com análise de dados fornecidos pela Secretaria Estadual de Saúde de Goiás. Foram analisadas as variáveis relacionadas ao diagnóstico e tratamento das gestantes e seus parceiros, e sua tendência evolutiva ao longo dos anos. Utilizou-se estatística descritiva, cálculo de porcentagens e verificação das tendências de aumento e diminuição por meio do teste de Cochran-Armitage com nível de significância α = 0,05. RESULTADOS Ao todo, 7.774 casos foram notificados no período. A maior porcentagem das notificações ocorreu no segundo trimestre de gestação (39,8%) e correspondeu à sífilis primária (34,1%). O tratamento prescrito com maior frequência foi a penicilina benzatina em dose de 7,2 milhões (43,8%). Entre 2007 e 2017, observou-se tendência crescente nas porcentagens de notificações de sífilis latente (14,1% para 30,7%), secundária (5,2% para 19%) e terciária (4,4% para 11,4%), assim como no tratamento com penicilina benzatina em dose de 7,2 milhões (19,3% para 59,6%). Tendência decrescente foi observada nas porcentagens de notificação de sífilis primária (43,4% para 22,1%) e nos demais esquemas de tratamento. CONCLUSÕES Houve aumento no número de notificações de sífilis latente em gestantes e no tratamento com penicilina na dose de 7.200.000 UI. Também foi observado aumento na completitude dos dados da ficha de notificação nas variáveis de classificação clínica e tratamento, sugerindo melhora no processo de notificação.

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    ABSTRACT OBJECTIVE To analyze the evolution of syphilis during pregnancy notification regarding clinical classification, diagnosis and treatment in the state of Goiás, Brazil, between 2007 and 2017. METHODS This is a time-series study, analyzing data provided by the Health Secretariat of the state of Goiás. The variables related to the diagnosis and treatment of pregnant women and their partners were analyzed, and their evolution trend during the years. Descriptive statistics and percentage calculation were used. Cochran-Armitage test with a significance level α = 0.05 was used to determine increase and decrease trends. RESULTS During the period, 7,774 cases were notified. The highest percentage of notifications occurred in the second trimester of pregnancy (39.8%) and corresponded to primary syphilis (34.1%). The most frequent treatment prescribed was benzathine benzylpenicillin with a dosage of 7.2 million (43.8%). Between 2007 and 2017, there was an increasing trend in the notification percentage of latent (14.1% to 30.7%), secondary (5.2% to 19%), and tertiary syphilis (4.4% to 11.4%). The treatment with benzathine benzylpenicillin with a dosage of 7.2 million also increased (19.3% to 59.6%). The percentages of primary syphilis decreased (43.4% to 22.1%), as well as other treatments’ percentages. CONCLUSIONS Latent syphilis notification of pregnant women and treatment with penicillin at the dosage of 7,200,000 IU increased. Notification forms’ data completeness also increased for the variables clinical classification and treatment, suggesting improvements in the notification process.
  • Construction and validation of a logical model for specialized Rehabilitation Centers Original Articles

    Valentim, Regis de Souza; Dantas, Thaissa Hamana de Macedo; Machado, Flavia Christiane de Azevedo; Araújo, Camilla Medeiros; Silva, Marilene Soares da; Castaneda, Luciana; Dantas, Diego

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    RESUMO OBJETIVO Construir e validar um modelo lógico para a atenção nos Centros Especializados em Reabilitação (CER) a partir da análise do processo de trabalho e de questões organizativas de centros do Rio Grande do Norte. MÉTODOS Estudo metodológico desenvolvido em três etapas: 1) estudo documental de legislações e portarias relacionadas ao serviço de saúde e à Rede de Cuidados à Pessoa com Deficiência (RCPD); 2) realização de grupos focais, com estudo censitário dos CER do Rio Grande do Norte, para compreender e avaliar o cotidiano do serviço; e 3) sistematização das informações coletadas e, por fim, proposição e validação do modelo lógico avaliativo. RESULTADOS O modelo englobou cinco categorias centrais do processo de trabalho e organizacional: “demandas”, “recursos” (insumos, financeiros e força de trabalho), “processos”, “produtos e resultados” e “missão, valores e fatores externos”. CONCLUSÃO O modelo lógico construído foi adequado para representação gráfica do processo de trabalho e questões organizativas dos CER. Evidenciou-se que o funcionamento dos serviços está alinhado com as normativas. Contudo, ainda há lacunas organizacionais que precisam ser abordadas a fim de melhorar a resolutividade do serviço e a articulação com outros pontos da rede.

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    ABSTRACT OBJECTIVE To build and validate a logical model for health care in Specialized Rehabilitation Centers (CER) by analyzing the work process and organizational issues of centers in Rio Grande do Norte. METHODS This is a methodological study developed in three stages: 1) documentary research of legislation and ordinances concerning the healthcare service and the Disability Care Network (RCPD); 2) focus groups with a Census study of the CER in Rio Grande do Norte to understand and assess the daily activities of the service; and 3) systematization of the information collected and, finally, proposition and validation of the evaluative logical model. RESULTS The model encompassed five central categories of the work and organizational process: “demands”, “resources” (inputs, financial and workforce), “processes”, “products and results” and “mission, values and external factors”. CONCLUSION The logical model built was suitable for graphical representation of the work process and organizational issues of the SRC. The study showed that the functioning of the services is in line with the regulations. However, there are still organizational gaps that need to be addressed to improve the resolution capacity of the service and the articulation with other points of the network.
  • Call for emergency action to limit global temperature increases, restore biodiversity, and protect health - Wealthy nations must do much more, much faster Editorial

    Atwoli, Lukoye; Baqui, Abdullah H; Benfield, Thomas; Bosurgi, Raffaella; Godlee, Fiona; Hancocks, Stephen; Horton, Richard; Laybourn-Langton, Laurie; Monteiro, Carlos Augusto; Norman, Ian; Patrick, Kirsten; Praities, Nigel; Rikkert, Marcel GM Olde; Rubin, Eric J; Sahni, Peush; Smith, Richard; Talley, Nicholas J; Turale, Sue; Vázquez, Damián
  • Safety culture in the perception of public-hospital health professionals Original Articles

    Carvalho, Paloma Aparecida; Amorim, Fábio Ferreira; Casulari, Luiz Augusto; Gottems, Leila Bernarda Donato

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    RESUMO OBJETIVO Avaliar a cultura de segurança na percepção dos profissionais que trabalham nos hospitais públicos do Sistema Único de Saúde (SUS) do Distrito Federal, Brasil, três anos após a implantação do Programa Nacional de Segurança do Paciente (PNSP). MÉTODOS estudo transversal analítico realizado em onze hospitais públicos por meio do Safety Attitudes Questionnaire em formato eletrônico. A amostragem estratificada foi calculada, obedecendo à proporção do total de profissionais em cada hospital, assim como a representatividade de cada grupo profissional. Os resultados do escore total e dos domínios iguais ou maiores que 75 foram considerados positivos. Realizadas análises descritivas e inferenciais dos grupos profissionais e dos hospitais. RESULTADOS Participaram 909 profissionais. O escore total por grupo profissional foi negativo (62,5 a 69,5) e por domínio diferiram estatisticamente entre si em todos. Os onze hospitais tiveram escore total negativo (61,5 a 68,6). Os domínios com desempenho positivo foram satisfação no trabalho, percepção do estresse e clima de trabalho em equipe. Os resultados mais baixos foram condições de trabalho e percepção da gerência, e nenhum dos hospitais obteve média superior à 75 nesses domínios. Também foram encontradas diferenças nas médias dos domínios entre os hospitais, exceto em percepção da gerência. DISCUSSÃO Após três anos de implantação no PNSP, a cultura de segurança nos onze hospitais avaliados se mostrou fragilizada, embora os domínios satisfação no trabalho, percepção do estresse e clima de trabalho em equipe tiveram resultados positivos. Os resultados podem contribuir para a tomada de decisão dos gestores, pois a cultura de segurança é um elemento essencial na implementação da política de segurança do paciente.

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    ABSTRACT OBJECTIVE Evaluating safety culture in the perception of professionals working in public hospitals of the Unified Health System (SUS) of Distrito Federal, Brazil, three years after the implementation of the National Patient Safety Program (PNSP). METHODS Analytical cross-sectional study conducted in eleven public hospitals using the Safety Attitudes Questionnaire (SAQ) in electronic format. Stratified sampling was estimated according to the proportion of the total number of professionals in each hospital, as well as the representativeness of each professional group. The results of the total score and domains equal to or greater than 75 were considered positive. Descriptive and inferential analyses of professional groups and hospitals were carried out. RESULTS 909 professionals participated. The total score by professional group was negative (62.5 to 69.5) and the domains differed statistically in all cases. The eleven hospitals had a negative total score (61.5 to 68.6). The domains to attain positive performance were job satisfaction, stress recognition and teamwork climate. The lowest results were in working conditions and management perception domains, for which none of the hospitals had an average above 75. Differences were also found for domain means across hospitals, except in management perception. DISCUSSION Three years after the implementation of PNSP, the safety culture in eleven hospitals evaluated was weak, although the domains of job satisfaction, stress recognition and teamwork climate had positive results. The results can contribute to decision-making by managers, as safety culture is an essential element in the implementation of patient safety policy.
  • Prenatal care of Venezuelans in Colombia: migrants navigating the healthcare system Original Articles

    Giraldo, Vanesa; Sobczyk, Rita; Fernández-Niño, Julián Alfredo; Rojas-Botero, Maylen Liseth; Bojorquez, Ietza

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    ABSTRACT OBJECTIVES To explore the experiences of irregular (undocumented) Venezuelan migrants in accessing prenatal health services in Colombia and to examine the economic, social, and cultural resources mobilized by them to gain access to care. METHODS Data was retrieved from the qualitative component of a multi-method research conducted with pregnant immigrants in Barranquilla, Colombia, between 2018 and 2019, and triangulated with a review of regulations established by the Ministry of Health and Social Protection. RESULTS Having limited economic capital, participants use social capital from personal networks and migrant organizations. They obtain cultural health capital in the form of information on the health system and use their cultural competencies to interact with this system. CONCLUSIONS FOR PRACTICE Migrants exert their agency through the use of capitals, although with certain constraints. Policies aimed at this social group should consider the strengths of migrants.
  • Dietary patterns in Mexican preschool children are associated with stunting and overweight Original Articles

    Flores, Mario E.; Rivera-Pasquel, Marta; Macías, Nayeli; Sánchez-Zamorano, Luisa María; Rodríguez-Ramírez, Sonia; Contreras-Manzano, Alejandra; Denova-Gutiérrez, Edgar

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    ABSTRACT OBJECTIVE To evaluate the association between dietary patterns, stunting, and overweight among Mexican preschoolers. METHODS This study was conducted with anthropometric (weight, height/length), sociodemographic (age, gender, education level of household head, socioeconomic status, country region and area, ethnicity, and beneficiary of social programs), and dietary data (Semiquantitative-food frequency questionnaire) on children aged from 1 to 4 years collected from the Mexican National Health and Nutrition Survey-2012. Dietary patterns were derived by principal components analysis. The association between dietary patterns, stunting, and overweight was assessed by prevalence ratios (PR), estimated by Poisson regression. RESULTS In total, 1,112 preschoolers (mean age 3.06 years, SD = 1.08 years; 48.8% females) were included in the study; 11.9% of whom presented stunting, and 6.7% overweight. We identified four dietary patterns: Fruits and Vegetables [F&V], Western [W], Traditional [T], and Milk and Liquids [M&L]. Considering the lowest tertile of each dietary pattern as reference, the prevalence of stunting was 2.04 times higher [95%CI: 1.17–3.56] among children in the highest tertile of the “F&V” pattern. The prevalence of stunting was lower among children in the highest tertile of the “W” pattern [PR = 0.48; 95%CI: 0.27–0.85]. Overweight was negatively associated with the “F&V” dietary pattern [PR = 0.37; 95%CI: 0.16–0.85 for its highest tertile], and children whose consumption was mostly equivalent to the “T” pattern showed higher prevalence of stunting [PR = 1.74; 95%CI: 1.01–3.00]. CONCLUSIONS The prevalence of stunting and overweight in a nationwide sample of Mexican preschoolers was associated with dietary patterns.
  • Food frequency questionnaire for adults in the Brazilian Northeast region: emphasis on the level of food processing Original Articles

    Motta, Virginia Williane de Lima; Lima, Severina Carla Vieira Cunha; Marchioni, Dirce Maria Lobo; Lyra, Clélia de Oliveira

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    RESUMO OBJETIVO Desenvolver um Questionário de Frequência Alimentar (QFA) quantitativo para adultos da região Nordeste do Brasil, com o fim de identificar a frequência de consumo de alimentos considerados de proteção e risco para doenças crônicas não transmissíveis (DCNT), agrupando os itens alimentares por nível de processamento. MÉTODOS Para desenvolver o QFA foram utilizados dados de 7.516 adultos do Nordeste do Brasil, extraídos da Pesquisa de Orçamentos Familiares 2008–2009. As listas de alimentos foram elaboradas segundo a metodologia da contribuição relativa do item, nas quais foram identificados os itens alimentares com maior contribuição relativa para macronutrientes, fibra, gordura saturada, gordura trans, sódio e potássio. Tais listas foram compostas de todos os alimentos cujo somatório de contribuição foi de até 90%. Na estrutura final do QFA, os itens alimentares foram organizados de modo a respeitar a imagem mental das refeições. RESULTADOS O QFA resultou em 83 itens alimentares, distribuídos em minimamente processados, processados e ultraprocessados. O ano anterior foi escolhido como tempo para estimar o consumo dos alimentos, e as opções de frequência variaram de “nunca” até “10 vezes”. O instrumento inclui orientações para preenchimento e colhe dados sobre o tamanho das porções (pequena, média, grande e extragrande), bem como informações complementares sobre as preparações culinárias. Registrou-se um percentual elevado de pessoas com excesso de peso (44,1%). CONCLUSÃO O estudo culminou em um QFA para identificar a frequência de consumo de alimentos considerados de proteção e risco para DCNT. O instrumento pode subsidiar estudos epidemiológicos que avaliem desfechos relacionados à dieta de adultos considerando o nível de processamento de alimentos, em consonância com o Guia alimentar para a população brasileira .

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    ABSTRACT OBJECTIVE To develop a quantitative Food Frequency Questionnaire (FFQ) for adults in the Northeast region of Brazil, in order to identify the frequency of consumption of foods considered to be of protection and risk for chronic non-communicable diseases (NCDs), grouping food items by processing level. METHODS To develop the FFQ, data from 7,516 adults from Northeastern Brazil were used, extracted from the 2008–2009 Household Budget Survey. The food lists were elaborated according to the methodology of the relative contribution of each item, identifying foods with the highest relative contribution for macronutrients, fiber, saturated fat, trans fat, sodium and potassium. All foods whose contribution sum was up to 90% composed such lists. The final structure of the FFQ organized the food items in order to respect the mental image of the meals. RESULT The FFQ resulted in 83 food items, distributed in minimally processed, processed and ultra-processed. We chose the previous year as the time to estimate food consumption, and frequency options ranged from “never” to “10 times”. The instrument includes guidelines for filling and collects data on serving sizes (small, medium, large and extra-large), as well as additional information on culinary preparations. There was a high percentage of people who were overweight (44.1%). CONCLUSION The study culminated in an FFQ to identify the frequency of consumption of foods considered protective and risk for NCDs. The instrument can support epidemiological studies that evaluate outcomes related to the diet of adults considering the level of food processing, in accordance with the Guia alimentar para a população brasileira .
  • Two validity evidences of the ESQUADA and Brazilians’ dietary quality levels Original Articles

    Santos, Thanise Sabrina Souza; Araújo, Pedro Henrique de Moura; Andrade, Dalton Francisco de; Louzada, Maria Laura da Costa; Assis, Maria Alice Altenburg de; Slater, Betzabeth

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    RESUMO OBJETIVO Avaliar duas evidências de validade da escala de qualidade da dieta (ESQUADA) para seleção dos itens com melhor discriminação da qualidade da dieta dos brasileiros e propor uma descrição em níveis de escore. MÉTODOS Adolescentes e adultos brasileiros e residentes no país (n = 2.059), responderam a um questionário on-line com 52 itens, compartilhado em redes sociais e listas de correio eletrônico entre março e abril de 2018. Foram aplicados testes estatísticos para análise de evidências de validade e confiabilidade do instrumento. A análise fatorial foi aplicada para estudo da dimensionalidade dos itens do questionário. A teoria de resposta ao item foi aplicada para identificar a discriminação e localização dos itens no continuum , construir a escala e avaliar o comportamento diferencial dos itens quanto ao sexo e idade. RESULTADOS Dentre os 52 itens do questionário, 25 apresentaram maior precisão de medida, com ajuste e confiabilidade adequados. O item sobre o costume de comer alimentos ultraprocessados em casa apresentou a melhor discriminação da qualidade da dieta. Nenhum item apresentou comportamento diferencial quanto a sexo e idade. Na construção da ESQUADA foram identificados cinco níveis de qualidade da dieta: “muito ruim”, “ruim”, “boa”, “muito boa” e “excelente”. Observou-se que enquanto cereais matinais e/ou barrinhas de cereais são consumidos com maior frequência por indivíduos com qualidade da dieta “muito ruim”; castanhas e/ou nozes são consumidos mais frequentemente por aqueles indivíduos com qualidade da dieta “excelente”. CONCLUSÕES A ESQUADA é composta por 25 itens precisos e sem comportamento diferencial para avaliar a qualidade da dieta dos brasileiros. A construção da ESQUADA possibilitou reconhecer consumo e práticas alimentares característicos de cada nível de qualidade da dieta.

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    ABSTRACT OBJECTIVE Assess two validity evidences of the diet quality scale (ESQUADA) for the selection of items with better discrimination of the Brazilians’ diet quality and propose a description in score levels. METHODS Brazilian adolescents and adults residing in the country (n = 2,059) answered an online questionnaire with 52 items, shared on social networks and email lists between March and April 2018. Statistical tests were applied to analyze the validity and reliability of the instrument’s evidence. Factor analysis was applied to study the dimensionality of the questionnaire items. Item response theory was applied to identify the discrimination and location of items on the continuum, construct the scale and assess the differential item functioning in terms of sex and age. RESULTS Among the 52 items of the questionnaire, 25 had greater measurement accuracy, with adequate adjustment and reliability. The item on the habit of eating ultra-processed foods at home showed the best discrimination of diet quality. No item showed differential functioning regarding sex and age. In the construction of the ESQUADA, five diet quality levels were identified: very poor, poor, good, very good and excellent. It was observed that while breakfast cereals and/or cereal bars are more frequently consumed by individuals with “very poor” diet quality; nuts and/or walnuts are most often consumed by those individuals with “excellent” diet quality. CONCLUSION The ESQUADA consists of 25 precise items with no differential functioning to assess the quality of Brazilians’ diet. The construction of the ESQUADA made it possible to recognize food consumption and dietary practices characteristic of each level of diet quality.
  • Public expenditure on hospitalizations for COVID-19 treatment in 2020, in Brazil Original Articles

    Santos, Hebert Luan Pereira Campos dos; Maciel, Fernanda Beatriz Melo; Santos Junior, Geovani Moreno; Martins, Poliana Cardoso; Prado, Nília Maria de Brito Lima

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    RESUMO OBJETIVO Descrever os gastos decorrentes das internações para tratamento clínico de usuários diagnosticados com Covid-19 no Sistema Único de Saúde (SUS) entre fevereiro e dezembro de 2020. MÉTODOS Estudo descritivo, elaborado a partir de dados do Sistema de Informações Hospitalares sobre gastos governamentais com internações hospitalares para tratamento clínico de usuários diagnosticados com Covid-19 e das causas incluídas nos capítulos do CID-10. Obteve-se o número de internações, tempo médio de permanência, taxa de letalidade e os gastos totais considerando serviços hospitalares, serviços profissionais e gasto médio por internação. RESULTADOS No período avaliado, ocorreram 462.149 internações hospitalares no SUS, sendo 4,9% delas para tratamento de usuários com coronavírus. O gasto total foi superior a 2,2 bilhões de reais, sendo 85% destinados a serviços hospitalares e 15% a serviços profissionais. Os gastos para o tratamento da covid-19 se distribuíram de forma distinta entre as regiões do país. A região Sudeste teve o maior número de internações, maior valor total gasto, maior média de permanência em dias e maior taxa de letalidade, enquanto a região Sul registrou maior porcentagem de gastos com hospitais sem fins lucrativos (58%) e hospitais empresariais (15%). CONCLUSÕES As internações para tratamento clínico da infecção pelo coronavírus foram mais onerosas se comparadas às internações para tratamento de insuficiências respiratórias agudas e pneumonias ou influenza. Os resultados demonstraram as disparidades frente aos gastos de internação para procedimentos similares entre as regiões do país, evidenciando a vulnerabilidade e a necessidade de estratégias para diminuir as diferenças no acesso, uso e distribuição de recursos do SUS, garantindo equanimidade, e considerando as injustas desigualdades entre as regiões do país.

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    ABSTRACT OBJECTIVE Describe the expenditure resulting from hospitalizations for clinical treatment of users diagnosed with COVID-19 in the Unified Health System (SUS) between February and December 2020. METHODS This is a descriptive study based on data from the Hospital Information System about government expenditure on hospitalizations for clinical treatment of users diagnosed with COVID-19 and causes included in the ICD-10 chapters. We obtained the number of hospitalizations, average length of stay, lethality rate, and total expenditure considering hospital services, professional services and average expenditure per hospitalization. RESULTS In the period evaluated, SUS registered 462,149 hospitalizations, 4.9% of them for COVID-19 treatment. Total expenditure exceeded R$ 2.2 billion, with 85% allocated to hospital services and 15% to professional services. Expenditure for treating COVID-19 was distributed differently between the country’s regions. The Southeast region had the highest number of hospitalizations, highest total amount spent, highest average length of stay in days, and highest lethality rate; the South region, in turn, recorded the highest percentage of spending on non-profit hospitals (58%) and corporate hospitals (15%). CONCLUSIONS Hospitalizations for clinical treatment of coronavirus infection were more costly compared to those for treatment of acute respiratory failure and pneumonia or influenza. Our results show the disparities in hospitalization expenditure for similar procedures between the regions of Brazil, underlining the vulnerability and the need for strategies to reduce the differences in access, use, and distribution of SUS resources, ensuring equanimity, and considering the unfair inequalities between the country’s regions.
  • Evolution of care during pregnancy and childbirth in the extreme south of Brazil Original Articles

    Cesar, Juraci A.; Mendoza-Sassi, Raul A.; Marmitt, Luana P.

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    RESUMO OBJETIVO Descrever a evolução da assistência à gestação e ao parto entre puérperas residentes no município de Rio Grande (RS) utilizando dados de inquéritos realizados a cada três anos, entre 2007 e 2019. MÉTODOS Em até 48 horas após o parto foi aplicado questionário único, padronizado, a todas as mães que tiveram filhos nos hospitais locais e cumpriram os critérios de inclusão. Foram investigadas características demográficas e reprodutivas, hábitos de vida, nível socioeconômico da família e cuidados recebidos durante a gestação e o parto. Na análise, utilizou-se o teste qui-quadrado de tendência linear para avaliar a distribuição dos indicadores por inquérito. RESULTADOS Ao todo, 12.645 parturientes foram entrevistadas (98% do total de mulheres aptas a participar da pesquisa). No período avaliado, a proporção de partos caiu 35% entre adolescentes e aumentou 25% entre mulheres com 35 anos ou mais. As mães ganharam, em média, dois anos de escolaridade, e suas famílias tiveram importante melhora econômica, seguida, porém, de perda de renda no último inquérito. O tabagismo materno, antes e durante a gravidez, caiu à metade. Houve aumento na taxa de mães que iniciaram o pré-natal no primeiro trimestre, e aumentou também o número de consultas e de testes laboratoriais. Quase 60% das consultas de pré-natal e 80% dos partos ocorreram no Sistema Único de Saúde. Em 2019, o parto vaginal voltou a ser o mais comum. As taxas de baixo peso ao nascer (9%) e prematuridade (17%) praticamente não se modificaram. CONCLUSÕES Houve mudança importante no perfil reprodutivo e aumento da cobertura de diversos serviços de assistência pré-natal e parto. As crianças seguem nascendo bem, mas o baixo peso ao nascer e a prematuridade continuam endêmicos.

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    ABSTRACT OBJECTIVES To describe the evolution of care during pregnancy and childbirth among postpartum women living in the municipality of Rio Grande, Southern Brazil, using data from surveys carried out every three years between 2007 and 2019. METHODS Within 48 hours after delivery, a single, standardized questionnaire was applied to all mothers who had children in local hospitals and met the inclusion criteria. Demographic and reproductive characteristics, lifestyle habits, socioeconomic level of the family, and care received during pregnancy and childbirth were investigated. In the analysis, the chi-square test for linear trend was used to assess the distribution of indicators per survey. RESULTS A total of 12,645 parturients were interviewed (98% of the women eligible to participate in the surveys). In the period evaluated, the proportion of births fell 35% among adolescents and increased 25% among women aged 35 years and over. Mothers gained, on average, two years of schooling, and their families experienced an important economic improvement, followed by loss of income in the last survey. Maternal smoking, before and during pregnancy, fell by half. The rate of mothers who started prenatal care in the first trimester and the number of consultations and laboratory tests increased. Almost 60% of prenatal consultations and 80% of births took place in the Brazilian Unified Health System. In 2019, vaginal delivery was once again the most common. The rates of low birth weight (9%) and prematurity (17%) virtually remained unchanged. CONCLUSIONS We found an important change in the reproductive profile and increased coverage of various prenatal care and delivery services. Children continue to be born well, but low birth weight and prematurity remain endemic.
  • What, what for and how? Developing measurement instruments in epidemiology Original Articles

    Reichenheim, Michael; Bastos, João Luiz

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    RESUMO Embora fundamental para a pesquisa epidemiológica, o desenvolvimento e a adaptação transcultural de instrumentos de aferição têm recebido menos destaque nas discussões metodológicas que permeiam o campo. Em paralelo, a qualidade das mensurações realizadas em muitos estudos epidemiológicos está frequentemente aquém do desejado para a construção de conhecimento sólido sobre o processo saúde-doença. A escassez de sistematizações sobre o que, para que e como aferir na área provavelmente contribui para esse cenário. Nesta revisão, propomos um modelo processual composto por uma sequência de etapas voltadas à mensuração de construtos em níveis aceitáveis de validade, confiabilidade e, por extensão, comparabilidade. Subjaz à proposta a ideia de que não apenas alguns, mas diversos estudos concatenados entre si e sucessivamente mais aprofundados devem ser conduzidos para obter aferições adequadas. A implementação do modelo poderá contribuir para alargar o interesse sobre instrumentos de aferição e, especialmente, para enfrentar os problemas investigados em epidemiologia.

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    ABSTRACT The development and cross-cultural adaptation of measurement instruments have received less attention in methodological discussions, even though it is essential for epidemiological research. At the same time, the quality of epidemiological measurements is often below ideal standards for the construction of solid knowledge on the health-disease process. The scarcity of systematizations in the field about what, what for, and how to adequately measure intangible constructs contributes to this scenario. In this review, we propose a procedural model divided into phases and stages aimed at measuring constructs at acceptable levels of validity, reliability, and comparability. Underlying our proposal is the idea that not only some but several connected studies should be conducted to obtain appropriate measurement instruments. Implementing the model may contribute to broadening the interest in measurement instruments and, especially, addressing key epidemiological problems.
  • Impact of nonpharmaceutical strategies on trends of COVID-19 in São Paulo State Brief Communications

    Fortaleza, Cristiane Ravagnani; Vilches, Thomas Nogueira; Almeida, Gabriel Berg de; Ferreira, Claudia Pio; Souza, Lenice do Rosário de; Fortaleza, Carlos Magno Castelo Branco

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    ABSTRACT Interrupted time series analyses were conducted to measure the impact of social distancing policies (instituted on March 22, 2020) and of subsequent mandatory masking in the community (instituted on May 4, 2020) on the incidence and effective reproductive number of COVID-19 in São Paulo State, Brazil. Overall, the impact of social distancing both on incidence and Rt was greater than the incremental effect of mandatory masking. Those findings may reflect either a small impact of face masking or the loosening of social distancing after mandatory use of masks.
  • Consumption of ultra-processed foods and its association with sociodemographic factors in the adult population of the 27 Brazilian state capitals (2019) Original Articles

    Costa, Caroline dos Santos; Sattamini, Isabela Fleury; Steele, Eurídice Martinez; Louzada, Maria Laura da Costa; Claro, Rafael Moreira; Monteiro, Carlos Augusto

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    RESUMO OBJETIVO Descrever a magnitude do consumo de alimentos ultraprocessados na população adulta (≥ 18 anos) das capitais das 27 unidades federativas do Brasil e sua associação com variáveis sociodemográficas. MÉTODOS Os dados utilizados neste estudo provêm dos participantes (n = 52.443) da onda 2019 do inquérito anual do “Sistema nacional de vigilância de fatores de risco e proteção para doenças crônicas por inquérito telefônico” (Vigitel). O consumo de alimentos ultraprocessados foi descrito com base em escore correspondente à somatória de respostas positivas para questões sobre o consumo no dia anterior de treze subgrupos de alimentos ultraprocessados frequentemente consumidos no Brasil. Modelos de regressão de Poisson foram utilizados para descrever as associações bruta e ajustada do alto consumo de alimentos ultraprocessados (escores ≥ 5) com sexo, faixa etária e nível de escolaridade. RESULTADOS A frequência de alto consumo de alimentos ultraprocessados foi 18,2% (IC95% 17,4–19,0). Com ou sem o ajuste para as demais variáveis sociodemográficas, essa frequência foi significativamente menor no sexo feminino e diminuiu linearmente com a idade. Na análise bruta, evidenciou-se aumento na frequência de alto consumo do nível inferior para o nível intermediário de escolaridade e diminuição desse consumo do nível intermediário para o superior. Na análise ajustada por sexo e idade, a frequência de alto consumo de alimentos ultraprocessados foi significativamente menor no nível superior de escolaridade (12 ou mais anos de estudo), não havendo diferenças entre os demais níveis. CONCLUSÃO Alimentos ultraprocessados são consumidos com alta frequência na população brasileira adulta das 27 capitais da federação. Pertencer ao sexo masculino, ser mais jovem e ter escolaridade inferior à universitária são condições que aumentam, de forma independente, o consumo desses alimentos.

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    ABSTRACT OBJECTIVE To describe the magnitude of consumption of ultra-processed foods in the adult population (≥ 18 years old) in the capitals of the 27 federative units of Brazil, as well as its association with sociodemographic variables. METHODS Data used in this study stem from participants (n = 52,443) of the 2019 wave of the annual survey of the “National surveillance system for risk and protective factors for chronic diseases by telephone survey” (Vigitel). The consumption of ultra-processed foods was described based on a score, corresponding to the sum of positive responses to questions about consumption on the previous day of thirteen subgroups of ultra-processed foods frequently consumed in Brazil. Poisson regression models were used to describe the crude and adjusted associations between high consumption of ultra-processed foods (scores ≥ 5) and sex, age group, and level of education. RESULTS The frequency of high consumption of ultra-processed foods was 18.2% (95% CI 17.4–19.0). With or without adjustment for other sociodemographic variables, this frequency was significantly lower in females and decreased linearly with age. In the crude analysis, there was an increase in the frequency of high consumption from the lower level to the intermediate level of education and a decrease in this consumption from the intermediate level to the upper level. In the analysis adjusted for sex and age, the frequency of high consumption of ultra-processed foods was significantly lower at the higher level of education (12 or more years of study), with no differences between the other levels. CONCLUSION Ultra-processed foods are consumed with high frequency in the adult Brazilian population in the 27 capitals of the federation. Being male, younger and having less education than university are conditions that increase, independently, the consumption of these foods.
  • Effectiveness of screening for tuberculosis in HIV: a pragmatic clinical trial Original Articles

    Santos, Marcela Lopes; Batista, Joanna d’Arc Lyra; Braga, Cynthia; Silva, Adriana Paula da; Maruza, Magda; Souza, Wayner Vieira; Carvalho, Maria Rosimery de; Siqueira-Filha, Noemia Teixeira de; Albuquerque, Maria de Fátima Pessoa Militão de

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    ABSTRACT OBJECTIVE: To verify the effectiveness of screening for tuberculosis (TB) on all-cause mortality and tuberculosis cases in newly diagnosed HIV-infected patients through a clinical algorithm based on recommendations of the World Health Organization. METHODS: From March 2014 to April 2016, a pragmatic randomized clinical trial was conducted with newly diagnosed and TB-free HIV-infected adults undergoing antiretroviral therapy for up to one month at a major tertiary hospital for HIV in the state of Pernambuco, Brazil. Participants were randomized into intervention and control groups using an automatically-generated random list, and followed-up for at least 6 months. The intervention group was screened for TB at hospital admission and at every follow-up visit through a series of questions addressing TB-related symptoms (cough, fever, night sweating, and weight loss). Patients presenting with any of these symptoms were referred to a pulmonologist and underwent sputum smear microscopy, sputum culture, and rapid molecular testing (GeneXpert). When at least one test result came back positive, TB treatment was initiated. In turn, if patients tested negative but presented with severe clinal symptoms, TB preventive treatment was initiated. Screening for TB was not performed systematically in the control group. The primary outcome assessed in this study was death from all causes, and secondary outcomes included sensitivity and specificity of this screening test, as well as its detection time. RESULTS: This study evaluated 581 patients, 377 in the intervention group (64.9%) and 204 in the control group (35.1%). In total, 36 patients died during the follow-up period. Of these, 26 (6.9%) were from the intervention group, reaching a cumulative mortality coefficient of 69 per 1,000 inhabitants, and 10 (4.9%) from the control group (p = 0.341), with a cumulative mortality coefficient of 49 per 1,000 inhabitants (p = 0.341).
  • Skills and practices of pharmacy staff for dispensing of drugs with fiscalized substances in drugstores and pharmacies Original Articles

    Ceballos, Mauricio; Llano, Yaqueline; Salazar-Ospina, Andrea; Madrigal-Cadavid, Juliana; Pino-Marín, Daniel; Amariles, Pedro

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    ABSTRACT OBJETIVE To evaluate the skills and practices of pharmacy staff during the dispensing of tramadol (drug with fiscalized substance) in drugstores and pharmacies in Medellin, Colombia. METHODS A cross-sectional study was performed. The simulated patient technique was used. The main outcomes included the information provided on the dispensed drug (tramadol), the use of tools to provide information, and the information provided on drug precautions and use recommendations. RESULTS We visited 305 drugstores and pharmacies. The average dispensing time was 2.3 min (SD 1.1 min). In nine drugstores and pharmacies (3.0%), tramadol was not dispensed because it was not in stock. In 17 drugstores and pharmacies (5.7%), the simulated patients were actively informed by the dispensing pharmacy staff; of these, 16 provided oral information and one provided oral and written information. Eight patients (2.7%) received information regarding tramadol use. However, 99% of patients were not informed about tramadol side effects such as dependence, sedation, or hypnosis, and none of the simulated female patients were informed on the precautions related to tramadol use during pregnancy or lactation. CONCLUSIONS Communication skills and appropriate practices of pharmacy staff are critical to patient self-care. However, this study shows their difficulty in counseling about precautions and use recommendations of drugs with fiscalized substances. These outcomes could inform future studies focusing on the rational use of these drugs in drugstores and pharmacies. It is necessary to improve the pharmacy staff competencies through continuing education programs, to facilitate access to information and training.
  • COVID-19 and social distancing among children and adolescents in Brazil Original Articles

    Barros, Fernando C; Hartwig, Fernando P; Barros, Aluísio J D; Menezes, Ana M B; Horta, Bernardo L; Struchiner, Cláudio J; Vidaletti, Luis Paulo; Silveira, Mariangela F; Mesenburg, Marilia A; Delagostin, Odir A; Hallal, Pedro C; Victora, Cesar G

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    ABSTRACT OBJECTIVE To estimate the prevalence of SARS-CoV-2 antibodies and the adherence to measures of social distancing in children and adolescents studied in three national surveys conducted in Brazil between May–June 2020. METHODS Three national serological surveys were conducted in 133 sentinel cities located in all 27 Federative Units. Multistage probability sampling was used to select 250 individuals per city. The total sample size in age ranges 0–9 and 10–19 years old are of 4,263 and 8,024 individuals, respectively. Information on children or adolescents was gathered with a data collection app, and a rapid point-of-case test for SARS-CoV-2 was conducted on a finger prick blood sample. RESULTS The adjusted prevalence of antibodies was 2.9% (2.2–3.6) among children 0–9 years, 2.2% (1.8–2.6) among adolescents 10-19 years, and 3.0% (2.7–3.3) among adults 20+years. Prevalence of antibodies was higher among poor children and adolescents compared to those of rich families. Adherence to social distancing measures was seen in 72.4% (71.9–73.8) of families with children, 60.8% (59.6–61.9) for adolescents, and 57.4% (56.9–57.8) for adults. For not leaving the house except for essential matters the proportions were 81.7% (80.5–82.9), 70.6% (69.6–61.9), and 65.1% (64.7–65.5), respectively. Among children and adolescents, social distancing was strongly associated with socioeconomic status, being much higher in the better-off families. CONCLUSIONS The prevalence of antibodies against SARS-CoV-2 showed comparable levels among children, adolescents, and adults. Adherence to social distancing measures was more prevalent in children, followed by adolescents. There were important socioeconomic differences in the adherence to social distancing among children and adolescents.
  • Influence of center-based child care on development of two-year-olds in a Brazilian cohort Original Articles

    Leão, Otávio Amaral de Andrade; Mielke, Gregore Iven; Silveira, Mariângela Freitas da; Domingues, Marlos Rodrigues; Murray, Joseph; Neumann, Nelson Arns; Dalabona, Caroline Caus; Bertoldi, Andréa Dâmaso

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    ABSTRACT OBJECTIVE To investigate the association between child care attendance since birth and development in two-years-old Brazilian children. METHODS The study used longitudinal data from the 2015 Pelotas Birth Cohort. The childhood development (cognitive, fine and gross motor skills, and language) at two-years-old children was assessed using INTER-NDA (INTERGROWTH-21st Neurodevelopment Assessment). The child care attendance was measured at ages one and two years and categorized as: a) never attended child care; b) attended some child care (one or two years); and c) always attended child care (one and two years). Demographic, socioeconomic, health, and child stimulation variables were considered as confounders. Crude and adjusted analyses of child care attendance and development were carried out using linear regression. RESULTS Out of the 3,870 infants included in the analyses, around 1/3 attended center-based child care. In crude analyses, attending center-based child care was associated with positive developmental outcomes, except in motor domains. In adjusted analyses, compared to those children that have never attended child care, children who did attend presented higher scores for cognitive development (always in child care: β: 2.44, 95%CI: 0.83–4.05; some child care: β: 1.35, 95%CI: 0.17–2.53). CONCLUSIONS This study suggests that center-based child care may help improve child cognitive development in the Brazilian context. Furthermore, the association was higher for early and continued attendance. Considering the low prevalence of children in external care, it is recommended to improve child care opportunities in early childhood.
  • Estimation of chronic dietary intake of pesticide residues Original Articles

    Marques, Jacqueline Mary Gerage; Silva, Marina Vieira da

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    RESUMO OBJETIVO Estimar a ingestão diária máxima teórica dos agrotóxicos potencialmente consumidos, de forma crônica, pela população brasileira. MÉTODO Utilizando os dados do bloco de consumo alimentar da Pesquisa de Orçamentos Familiares de 2008–2009 para caracterização da dieta da população, foi construído um banco de dados agrupando os alimentos com base na classificação NOVA. Considerando os valores de limite máximo de resíduos de cada agrotóxico autorizado no país até o ano de 2016, foram somados os limites de todos os alimentos consumidos, multiplicados pela quantidade consumida, gerando o índice de ingestão teórica máxima, que foi comparado com a ingestão diária aceitável. RESULTADOS Os resultados mostram que dos 283 agrotóxicos considerados no banco de dados, 71 compostos tiveram estimativas de ingestão zero (25%), 144 compostos (50,8%) atingiram aos valores de ingestão diária aceitável e 68 compostos (24%) apresentaram mediana de ingestão que excedeu o valor diário aceitável. Quando realizada a estimativa de ingestão de agrotóxicos discriminando as distintas regiões do país, houve variação (entre 48 e 69 substâncias) na quantidade de compostos que excederam a ingestão diária aceitável devido aos diferentes padrões de consumo da população. As categorias dos produtos que mais excederam as estimativas são inseticidas, herbicidas e fungicidas. CONCLUSÃO A aplicação dessa metodologia é válida para o primeiro passo na avaliação de risco, porém os valores resultantes podem ser diferentes da exposição real por não englobar outros fatores, como o uso combinado de agrotóxicos ou de produtos de uso não autorizado. É ressaltada a importância do desenvolvimento de pesquisas de dados específicos de consumo de alimentos nacionais de forma sistemática, gerando dados e análises que viabilizem uma avaliação pormenorizada sobre riscos.

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    ABSTRACT OBJECTIVE To estimate the maximum theoretical daily intake of pesticides potentially consumed, chronically, by the Brazilian population. METHOD By using data from the food consumption section of the 2008–2009 Household Budget Survey to characterize the population diet, a database was built to group the foods based on the NOVA classification. Considering the maximum residue limit values of each pesticide authorized in the country until 2016, the limits of all consumed foods were added and multiplied by the amount consumed, resulting in the maximum theoretical intake index, which was compared with the acceptable daily intake. RESULTS The results show that, of the 283 pesticides considered in the database, 71 (25%) compounds had estimates of zero intake, 144 compounds (50.8%) reached acceptable daily intake values and 68 compounds (24%) showed median intake that exceeded the acceptable daily value. The pesticide intake estimation according to the different regions of the country showed a variation in the amount of compounds that exceeded the acceptable daily intake (48 to 69 substances) due to the different consumption patterns. The categories of products that most exceeded the limits were the insecticides, herbicides and fungicides. CONCLUSION The application of this methodology is valid for the first step in risk assessment, but the resulting values may be different from the actual exposure since they do not include other factors, such as the combined use of pesticides or unauthorized products. The importance of developing research on specific national food consumption data in a systematic way is emphasized, which generates data and analyses that allow a detailed risk assessment.
  • Surveillance of hemorrhagic fever and/or neuroinvasive disease: challenges of diagnosis Original Articles

    Araújo, Leonardo José Tadeu de; Gonzalez, Lorenzo Lang; Buss, Lewis Fletcher; Guerra, Juliana Mariotti; Gomez, David Salas; Ferreira, Camila Santos da Silva; Cirqueira, Cinthya Santos; Ghillardi, Fábio; Witkin, Steven S.; Sabino, Ester Cerdeira

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    ABSTRACT OBJECTIVE To evaluate the performance of post mortem laboratory analysis in identifying the causes of hemorrhagic fever and/or neuroinvasive disease in deaths by arbovirus infection. METHODS Retrospective cross-sectional study based on the differential analysis and final outcome obtained in patients whose samples underwent laboratory testing for arboviruses at the Pathology Center of the Adolfo Lutz Institute, in São Paulo, Brazil. RESULTS Of the 1355 adults clinically diagnosed with hemorrhagic fever and/or neuroinvasive disease, the most commonly attributed cause of death and the most common final outcome was dengue fever. Almost half of the samples tested negative on all laboratory tests conducted. CONCLUSION The failure to identify the causative agent in a great number of cases highlights a gap in the diagnosis of deaths of unknown etiology. Additional immunohistochemical and molecular assessments need to be added to the post-mortem protocol if all laboratory evaluations performed fail to identify a causative agent. While part of our findings may be due to technical issues related to sample fixation, better information availability when making the initial diagnosis is crucial. Including molecular approaches might lead to a significant advancement in diagnostic accuracy.
  • Improvement of quality of care for gestational syphilis in the municipality of Rio de Janeiro Original Articles

    Cerqueira, Brena Gabriella Tostes de; Silva, Eliane Pereira da; Gama, Zenewton André da Silva

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    RESUMO OBJETIVO Analisar o efeito de uma intervenção multifacetada no cuidado das gestantes com sífilis na atenção primária à saúde. MÉTODOS Trata-se de projeto de melhoria da qualidade realizado em 26 unidades básicas de saúde do município do Rio de Janeiro, entre janeiro e dezembro de 2017. O desenho foi quase-experimental misto, com análises anteriores, posteriores e de série temporal. Avaliou-se o cuidado prestado a todas as gestantes com sífilis e pré-natal encerrado no período, mediante dez critérios de qualidade e um indicador. A intervenção foi multifacetada, abrangendo educação permanente, melhoria dos registros e sistemas de informação, auditoria e feedback, educação do paciente, mudanças organizacionais e nos processos de trabalho. Estimaram-se as melhorias absoluta e relativa dos critérios e sua significância estatística (α = 5%). Os facilitadores e dificultadores da intervenção foram analisados segundo o Model for Understanding Success in Quality. RESULTADOS Após a intervenção, observou-se melhoria absoluta total de 6,7% (64,4% versus 71,0%) e relativa de 28,8% (p > 0,05). Oito dos dez critérios de qualidade tiveram melhoria, sendo esta significativa em quatro deles (p < 0,05). O indicador mensal de tratamento adequado também melhorou (p < 0,05), porém manteve baixo desempenho em todo o projeto. Destacou-se positivamente o aumento da conformidade do esquema de tratamento com o protocolo (91,4% versus 99,1%), porém as principais oportunidades de melhoria foram a testagem (42,8% versus 48,5%) e o tratamento das parcerias sexuais (42,8% versus 44,2%). Pressões regulatórias para melhorar o indicador mensal e a crise político-econômica vivenciada pelo município modularam o efeito da intervenção. CONCLUSÃO O projeto foi útil para identificar prioridades e orientar intervenções para a melhoria da qualidade da assistência à sífilis, embora ainda exista ampla margem para avanços. Os problemas identificados, bem como os moduladores contextuais do efeito, devem ser considerados em futuras intervenções.

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    ABSTRACT OBJECTIVE To analyze the effect of a multifaceted intervention in the care of pregnant women with syphilis in primary health care. METHODS This is a quality improvement project performed in 26 basic care units in the municipality of Rio de Janeiro, between January and December 2017. It has a quasi-experimental mixed design, with previous, later and time series analyses. We evaluated the care provided to all pregnant women with syphilis whose prenatal care that ended during the studied period, using ten quality criteria and one indicator. The intervention was multifaceted, covering permanent education, improvement of records and information systems, audit and feedback, patient education, organizational changes and work processes. We estimated absolute and relative improvements of the criteria and their statistical significance (α = 5%). The facilitators and hinders of the intervention were analyzed according to the Model for Understanding Success in Quality. RESULTS After the intervention, there was a total absolute improvement of 6.7% (64.4% versus 71.0%) and relative of 28.8% (p > 0.05). Eight of the ten quality criteria had an improvement, which was significant in four of them (p < 0.05). The monthly indicator of adequate treatment also improved (p < 0.05), but maintained low performance throughout the project. The increase in the compliance of the treatment scheme with the protocol (91.4% versus 99.1%) positively stood out, but the main opportunities for improvement were testing (42.8% versus 48.5%) and treatment of sexual partnerships (42.8% versus 44.2%). Regulatory pressures to improve the monthly indicator and the political-economic crisis experienced by the municipality modulated the effect of the intervention. CONCLUSION The project was useful to identify priorities and guide interventions to improve the quality of care for syphilis, although there is still ample room for improvement. The identified problems, as well as the contextual modulators of the effect, should be considered in future interventions.
  • Prediction of absenteeism in public schools teachers with machine learning Original Articles

    Fernandes, Fernando Timoteo; Chiavegatto Filho, Alexandre Dias Porto

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    RESUMO OBJETIVO Predizer o risco de ausência laboral decorrente de morbidades dos docentes que atuam na educação infantil na rede pública municipal, com o uso de algoritmos de machine learning. MÉTODOS Trata-se de um estudo transversal utilizando dados secundários, públicos e anônimos da Relação Anual de Informações Sociais, selecionando professores da educação infantil que atuaram na rede pública municipal do estado de São Paulo entre 2014 e 2018 (n = 174.294). Foram também vinculados dados da média de alunos por turma e número de habitantes no município. Os dados foram separados em treinamento e teste, utilizando os registros de 2014 a 2016 (n = 103.357) para treinar cinco modelos preditivos e os dados de 2017 a 2018 (n = 70.937) para testar seus desempenhos em dados novos. A performance preditiva dos algoritmos foi avaliada por meio do valor da área abaixo da curva ROC (AUROC). RESULTADOS Todos os cinco algoritmos testados apresentaram área abaixo da curva acima de 0,76. O algoritmo com melhor performance preditiva (redes neurais artificiais) obteve 0,79 de área abaixo da curva, com acurácia de 71,52%, sensibilidade de 72,86%, especificidade de 70,52% e kappa de 0,427 nos dados de teste. CONCLUSÃO É possível predizer casos de afastamentos por morbidade em docentes da rede pública com machine learning usando dados públicos. O melhor algoritmo apresentou melhor resultado da área abaixo da curva quando comparado ao modelo de referência (regressão logística). Os algoritmos podem contribuir para predições mais assertivas na área da saúde pública e da saúde do trabalhador, permitindo acompanhar e ajudar a prevenir afastamentos por morbidade desses trabalhadores.

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    ABSTRACT OBJECTIVE To predict the risk of absence from work due to morbidities of teachers working in early childhood education in the municipal public schools, using machine learning algorithms. METHODS This is a cross-sectional study using secondary, public and anonymous data from the Relação Anual de Informações Sociais, selecting early childhood education teachers who worked in the municipal public schools of the state of São Paulo between 2014 and 2018 (n = 174,294). Data on the average number of students per class and number of inhabitants in the municipality were also linked. The data were separated into training and testing, using records from 2014 to 2016 (n = 103,357) to train five predictive models, and data from 2017 to 2018 (n = 70,937) to test their performance in new data. The predictive performance of the algorithms was evaluated using the value of the area under the ROC curve (AUROC). RESULTS All five algorithms tested showed an area under the curve above 0.76. The algorithm with the best predictive performance (artificial neural networks) achieved 0.79 of area under the curve, with accuracy of 71.52%, sensitivity of 72.86%, specificity of 70.52%, and kappa of 0.427 in the test data. CONCLUSION It is possible to predict cases of sickness absence in teachers of public schools with machine learning using public data. The best algorithm showed a better result of the area under the curve when compared with the reference model (logistic regression). The algorithms can contribute to more assertive predictions in the public health and worker health areas, allowing to monitor and help prevent the absence of these workers due to morbidity.
  • COVID-19 and mental health of pregnant women in Ceará, Brazil Original Articles

    Machado, Márcia Maria Tavares; Rocha, Hermano Alexandre Lima; Castro, Marcia C.; Sampaio, Edgar Gomes Marques; Oliveira, Francisco Ariclene; Silva, Jordan Prazeres Freitas da; Aquino, Camila Machado de; Sousa, Liduina de Albuquerque Rocha de; Carvalho, Francisco Herlanio Costa; Altafim, Elisa Rachel Pisani; Correia, Luciano Lima

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    ABSTRACT OBJECTIVE To assess the perceptions of pregnant women about COVID-19 and the prevalence of common mental disorders during the implemented social distancing period. METHODS This was an observational, cross-sectional study using digital media, of pregnant women exposed to social distancing due to the COVID-19 pandemic, in Fortaleza, Ceará, Northeastern Brazil. Common mental disorders were estimated using the modified Self-Report Questionnaire-20 (SRQ-20) scale, and the feelings towards COVID-19 were assessed using the Fear of COVID-19 scale through telephone calls made in May 2020. COX multivariate regression models were used to verify the associations. RESULTS Of the 1,041 pregnant women, 45.7% (95%CI: 42.7–48.8) had common mental disorders (CMD). All items of the Fear of COVID-19 Scale showed a significant association with the prevalence of CMD (p < 0.001). A CMD risk gradient was observed, going from a prevalence ratio of 1.52 (95%CI: 1.13–2.04) in pregnant women with two positive items to 2.70 (95%CI: 2.08–3.51) for those with four positive items. Early gestational age and the lack of prenatal care were also associated with CMD. CONCLUSIONS The prevalence of common mental disorders in pregnant women was high during the period of social distancing and was aggravated by negative feelings towards COVID-19.
  • Chronic non-communicable diseases and COVID-19: EPICOVID-19 Brazil results Original Articles

    Mesenburg, Marilia Arndt; Hallal, Pedro Curi; Menezes, Ana Maria Baptista; Barros, Aluísio J D; Horta, Bernardo Lessa; Barros, Fernando Celso de; Hartwig, Fernando Pires; Jacques, Nadège; Silveira, Mariangela Freitas da

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    RESUMO OBJETIVO Descrever a prevalência de doenças crônicas e fatores socioeconômicos e demográficos associados, avaliar os padrões de distanciamento social e a prevalência de anticorpos contra SARS-CoV-2 e sintomas de covid-19 em portadores e não portadores de doenças crônicas. MÉTODOS Foram avaliados dados de 77.075 mil indivíduos de 20 a 59 anos de três etapas do inquérito sorológico de abrangência nacional Epicovid-19 Brasil, realizadas entre maio e junho de 2021. A presença de anticorpos contra SARS-CoV-2 foi avaliada por teste rápido. Foram investigadas as prevalências autorreferidas de hipertensão, diabetes, asma, câncer, doença renal crônica e doença cardíaca. A prevalência de uso de máscara, de adesão a medidas de isolamento e de anticorpos foi avaliada separadamente entre portadores e não portadores de doenças crônicas. A prevalência de sintomas foi avaliada entre doentes crônicos e não doentes portadores de anticorpos. RESULTADOS A prevalência do pelo menos uma doença crônica foi de 43%, maior na região Sudeste, entre indivíduos brancos e indígenas, mulheres, menos escolarizados e em menor posição socioeconômica. O uso de máscara ao sair do domicílio não diferiu entre doentes crônicos e não doentes (98%). A proporção de participantes que referiram adesão ao isolamento foi maior entre doentes crônicos (15,9%) que entre não doentes (24,9%). A prevalência de anticorpos contra SARS-CoV-2 foi semelhante entre doentes crônicos e não doentes (2,4% e 2,3%). A prevalência de tosse, dispneia, palpitações e mialgia foi significativamente maior entre doentes crônicos, mas a proporção de sintomáticos não diferiu entre os grupos. CONCLUSÃO A prevalência de doenças crônicas no país é alta e a pandemia de covid-19 atinge de forma semelhante doentes e não doentes. Doentes crônicos apresentam formas mais graves de covid-19 e maior prevalência de sintomas. A maior adesão às medidas de distanciamento social entre doentes crônicos não se reflete em menor incidência de covid-19 nesse grupo.

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    ABSTRACT OBJECTIVE Describing the prevalence of chronic diseases and associated socioeconomic and demographic factors, evaluating the patterns of social distancing and the antibodies prevalence against SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19 symptoms in carriers and non-carriers of chronic diseases. METHODS Data from 77,075 individuals aged 20 to 59 from three steps of the EPICOVID-19 Brazil (a nationwide serological survey conducted between May and June, 2021) were assessed. The presence of antibodies against SARS-CoV-2 was examined by rapid tests. Self-reported prevalence of hypertension, diabetes, asthma, cancer, chronic kidney disease and heart disease were investigated. The prevalence of mask use, adherence to isolation measures and antibodies were evaluated separately amid carriers and non-carriers of chronic diseases. The prevalence of symptoms was analyzed among carriers and non-carriers of chronic diseases with antibodies. RESULTS The prevalence of at least one chronic disease was 43%, higher in the Southeast region, among white and indigenous individuals, women, less schooled and in lower socioeconomic position. The use of masks when leaving home was similar among carriers and non-carriers of chronic diseases (98%). The proportion of participants who reported adherence to isolation measures was higher amid carriers (15.9%) than non-carriers (24.9%) of chronic diseases. The prevalence of antibodies to SARS-CoV-2 was similar amongst carriers and non-carriers (2.4% and 2.3%). The prevalence of cough, dyspnea, palpitations and myalgia was significantly higher among carriers, but the proportion of symptomatic patients was similar between groups. CONCLUSION The prevalence of chronic diseases in Brazil is high and the COVID-19 pandemic affects carriers and non-carriers of chronic diseases similarly. Carriers present more severe forms of COVID-19 and higher prevalence of symptoms. Greater adherence to social distancing measures among chronic patients is disassociated from a lower incidence of COVID-19 in this group.
  • COVID-19 in northeast Brazil: first year of the pandemic and uncertainties to come Original Articles

    Kerr, Ligia Regina Franco Sansigolo; Kendall, Carl; Almeida, Rosa Lívia Freitas de; Ichihara, Maria Yury; Aquino, Estela Maria L; Silva, Antônio Augusto Moura da; Ximenes, Ricardo Arraes de Alencar; Albuquerque, Maria de Fatima Pessoa Militão de; Almeida-Filho, Naomar; Souza, Rafael Felipe; Brandão Filho, Sinval Pinto; Souza, Wayner Vieira de; Barreto, Maurício Lima

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    RESUMO OBJETIVO Analisar a epidemia da covid-19 na região Nordeste do Brasil, uma das mais atingidas por essa virose. MÉTODOS Os dados oficiais para covid-19 dos estados do Nordeste são referentes ao período de março de 2020 a março de 2021. A análise para capitais e estados da série do acumulado semanal de casos e de óbitos confirmados foi feita com emprego do aplicativo JoinPoint Trend Analysis. RESULTADOS Em um ano, o Nordeste acumulou 22,9% dos casos e 21,5% dos óbitos do país pela covid-19. No início da pandemia, todos os estados apresentaram um crescimento sustentável de casos, primeiro nas capitais e depois interior. Em seguida, observam-se decréscimos em todos os estados e suas capitais, porém muitos permanecem com números elevados. Em meados do segundo semestre de 2020, o número de casos começa a crescer nos estados e suas capitais, alguns em velocidade explosiva, em especial no final de 2020 e início de 2021. Padrão similar é observado para os óbitos, os quais ultrapassaram ou aproximam-se do teto observado na primeira onda, na qual todas as capitais e estados do Nordeste adotaram intensas medidas de isolamento. Fortaleza, Recife e Teresina atingiram os maiores índices de isolamento de todas as capitais, perto de 0,60. Esse índice decresce, com tendência leve de crescimento até final de dezembro, voltando a decrescer. Com exceção de Fortaleza e Salvador, as demais capitais caíram para menos de 0,40. CONCLUSÃO O Nordeste brasileiro e o país estão em uma situação sanitária, social e econômica cada vez mais complexa. É necessário acelerar o processo de vacinação e manter as medidas não farmacológicas – constante uso de máscaras faciais, medidas de distanciamento e cuidados de higiene –, além de políticas de proteção aos trabalhadores que perderam as suas rendas e subsídios aos pequenos empresários.

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    ABSTRACT OBJECTIVE To analyze the epidemic of COVID-19 in northeastern Brazil, one of the regions most affected by the virus. METHODS The official data for COVID-19, from March 2020 to March 2021 in the states of the Northeast Region (NE), were used. The analysis of capital cities and states for accumulated weekly cases and confirmed deaths was made using the JoinPoint Trend Analysis application. RESULTS In one year, the Northeast region reported 22.9% of the cases and 21.5% of the deaths in the country due to COVID-19. At the beginning of the pandemic, all states showed a growing number of cases, first in the capitals and then in the interior. Following this wave, decreases are observed in all states and their capitals, but with many still reporting a large number of cases. In the middle of the 2nd semester of 2020 the number of cases begins to increase again simultaneously in states and their capitals—some at explosive speed—especially in late 2020 and early 2021. A similar pattern is observed in deaths, which exceed or approach the peak seen in the first wave. In the first wave, all capitals and northeastern states adopted intense isolation measures. Fortaleza, Recife and Teresina reached the highest isolation index of all capitals, close to 0.60. This index decreases, with a slight growth trend until the end of December. With the exception of Fortaleza and Salvador, the other capitals fell to less than 0.40. CONCLUSION The Brazilian NE and the country are in increasingly complicated health, social and economic situations. It is necessary to speed up vaccinations and maintain non-pharmacological measures: face masks, social distancing measures and hygiene care, in addition to policies to protect workers who have lost their incomes and to subsidize small business owners.
  • Nonadherence to immunosuppressives and treatment in kidney transplant: ADHERE BRAZIL Study Original Articles

    Marsicano-Souza, Elisa Oliveira; Colugnati, Fernando; Geest, Sabina De; Sanders-Pinheiro, Helady

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    ABSTRACT OBJECTIVE To estimate the prevalence and variability of nonadherence to immunosuppressives and nonpharmacological treatment across kidney transplantation centers and two health access-disparate regions in Brazil. METHODS In a cross-sectional design, a random multistage sample of 1,105 patients was included, based on center transplantation activity (low/moderate/high) and region (R1: North/Northeast/Mid-West; and R2: South/Southeast). Nonadherence to immunosuppressives (implementation phase) was assessed using the Basel Assessment of Adherence to Immunosuppressive Medications Scale (BAASIS)©. Self-report questionnaires assessed nonadherence to physical activity, smoking cessation, alcohol intake, and appointment keeping. We compared regions using the adjusted-χ2 or t-test. RESULTS Most patients were men (58.5%), white (51.4%), and had a mean age of 47.5 (SD = 12.6) years. Regarding kidney transplantation centers, 75.9% were from R2 and 38.2% had low activity. The patients in R2 were older, white-majority, had more frequently steady partners, and received peritoneal dialysis. Nonadherence to immunosuppressives ranged from 11–65.2%; 44.5–90% to physical activity; 0–23.7% to appointment keeping; and 0–14% to smoking cessation. The total prevalence of nonadherence and by region (R1 versus R2) were: for immunosuppressives, 39.7% (44.9% versus 38.1%, p = 0.18); for smoking, 3.9% (1% versus 5%, p < 0.001); for physical activity, 69.1% (71% versus 69%, p = 0.48); for appointment keeping, 13% (12.7% versus 12%, p = 0.77); and for alcohol consumption, 0%. CONCLUSION Despite differences among centers and high variability, only the nonadherence to smoking cessation was higher in the region with greater access to kidney transplantation. We suppose that differences in healthcare access may have been overcome by other positive aspects of the post kidney transplantation treatment.
  • Equity policies in health plans: accessibility and something more? Original Articles

    Buceta, Bran Barral; Lorenzo, Ramón Bouzas; Ramos, Andrés Cernadas; Silva, Ángela Fernández da

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    RESUMEN OBJETIVO: Examinar el enfoque adoptado por los planes de salud de las comunidades autónomas de España verificando el peso otorgado al concepto de equidad; detectar a qué colectivos o situaciones se hace referencia; así como distinguir la perspectiva de abordaje del mismo, desde el acceso, la igualación o la equiparación. MÉTODOS: Estudio cualitativo, de análisis de contenido mediante Nvivo12, realizado en 2020 sobre planes de salud en vigencia a fecha de 2019 en las diferentes regiones (comunidades autónomas) de España. Se han recopilado 16 planes de salud regionales vigentes para establecer categorías base (equidad, accesibilidad e igualdad) y determinar términos asociados a través de Nvivo12, a partir de los que se realizó un análisis de contenido. RESULTADOS: El concepto de equidad no resulta destacado por los planes de salud autonómicos y su relevancia es superada por los conceptos de accesibilidad e igualdad. El empleo de estos tres conceptos está asociado a diversas categorías que connotan circunstancias, condiciones o colectivos a los que los planes prestan mayor atención. CONCLUSIONES: Los resultados obtenidos coinciden con estudios previos sobre los contenidos y orientación de los planes de salud, revelando una presencia discreta del concepto de equidad en los enfoques adoptados, sin que ello menoscabe el alineamiento de las políticas de salud respecto de las visiones emanadas de organizaciones transnacionales. Se detecta la existencia de un colectivo al que se presta especial atención desde el enfoque de accesibilidad, la población con diversidad funcional.

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    ABSTRACT OBJECTIVE: To examine the approach adopted by the health plans of the autonomous communities of Spain, verifying the weight given to the concept of equity; to detect referenced communities or situations, as well as to distinguish the perspective of approaching it, from access, equity or equalization. METHODS: Qualitative study, of content analysis using Nvivo12, carried out in 2020 on health plans in force since 2019 in the different regions (autonomous communities) of Spain. Sixteen current regional health plans were compiled to establish base categories (equity, accessibility and equality) and determine associated terms using Nvivo12, from which a content analysis was performed. RESULTS: The concept of equity is not emphasized in the regional health plans and its relevance is surpassed by the concepts of accessibility and equality. The use of these three concepts is associated with various categories indicating circumstances, conditions or groups to which the plans give greater attention. CONCLUSIONS: The results obtained coincide with previous studies on the contents and orientation of health plans, revealing a discrete presence of the concept of equity in the approaches adopted, although this does not undermine the alignment of health policies with the visions emanating from transnational organizations. It is detected the existence of a group to which special attention is given from the accessibility approach, the population with functional diversity.
  • Diet and supplement assessment in a Brazilian urban population Original Articles

    Sousa, Alessandra Gaspar; Costa, Teresa Helena Macedo da

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    ABSTRACT OBJECTIVE: To assess total usual nutrient intakes from foods and dietary supplements by age, sex, physical activity, and nutritional status, and to compare usual nutrient intakes to the Dietary Reference Intakes among non-users and users of dietary supplements in an urban population. METHODS: Cross-sectional population-based survey with 506 adults conducted in the city of Brasília, Brazil, using 24h food recalls. The 24-HR was collected on two nonconsecutive days, for which individuals reported all food, supplements, and beverages consumed in the previous 24 hours. The estimates of mean and the distribution percentiles were adjusted to reflect usual nutrient intake using the Iowa State University method. The prevalence of inadequate micronutrient intake was estimated according to sex using the Estimated Average Requirement (EAR), and values above the Tolerable Upper Intake Level (UL) were also considered. Also, a comparison was made of the total mean usual intake between supplement users and non-users according to BMI and physical activity. RESULTS: The total mean usual dietary intake was significantly higher among users than non-users of dietary supplements (p ≤ 0.02). Dietary supplement use increased intakes of nutrients and decreased prevalence of inadequacy according to sex, with only small (typically < 13%) increases in the population exceeding the Tolerable Upper Intake Level. There was a significant interaction between physical activity and BMI categories with supplement use. CONCLUSIONS: The population that consumes food supplements comprises individuals with more advanced age, female, normal BMI, and physically active. Our findings show that the use of supplements appears beneficial to attain nutrient adequacy. Careful monitoring of intake from food and supplements is recommended, and the statistical methods must be powerful enough to achieve relevant information.
  • Oral health indicators and sociodemographic factors in Brazil from 2008 to 2015 Original Articles

    Santos, Juliana Leandro dos; Ferreira, Raquel Conceição; Amorim, Leonardo de Paula; Santos, Anna Rachel Soares; Chiari, Antônio Paulo Gomes; Senna, Maria Inês Barreiros

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    ABSTRACT OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the annual variation of oral health and primary care coverage, the tooth extraction ratio, and the average of supervised toothbrushing in Brazilian municipalities according to social development and population size. METHODS: Public secondary data were analyzed. The outcomes were health service indicators (oral health coverage, primary health care coverage, tooth extraction ratio, and average of supervised tooth brushing) estimated for all Brazilian municipalities annually from 2008 to 2015. Mixed-effect multilevel regression models with random intercept and slopes were fitted with a cross-interaction term to estimate the annual percent variation according to the Municipal Human Development Index (MHDI) and population size. RESULTS: Municipalities with low MHDI presented an annual increase in oral health and primary care coverage of 2.65% and 2.23%, respectively, which was significantly higher than municipalities with medium and high MHDI. Oral health and primary care coverage were 69.26% and 35.00% lower among municipalities with a large population. Municipalities with medium and high MHDI showed an annual decrease in tooth extractions of 5.15% and 5.02%, respectively. An annual decrease was observed in the average of supervised toothbrushing of 9.81% and 4.57% in municipalities with low and medium MHDI, respectively. The tooth extraction ratio was higher among larger municipalities; the relation is inverse for supervised toothbrushing. CONCLUSIONS: The access to primary care and oral health services increased in Brazil, while a decrease occurred in mutilating treatment and provision of preventive actions, with disparities among municipalities with different MHDI levels over time.
  • Breastfeeding patterns and factors associated with early weaning in the Western Amazon Original Articles

    Martins, Fernanda Andrade; Ramalho, Alanderson Alves; Andrade, Andréia Moreira de; Opitz, Simone Perufo; Koifman, Rosalina Jorge; Silva, Ilce Ferreira da

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    RESUMO OBJETIVO: Caracterizar os padrões de amamentação nos primeiros seis meses de vida e fatores associados ao desmame precoce numa coorte de nascidos vivos em Rio Branco, Acre. MÉTODOS: Estudo prospectivo com nascidos vivos entre abril e junho de 2015. As entrevistas com as mães ocorreram logo após o nascimento e entre 6 e 15 meses pós-parto. Na alta hospitalar, o aleitamento foi definido em exclusivo (AME) e materno (AM). No seguimento, os padrões de amamentação foram AME, aleitamento materno predominante (AMP) e AM. A interrupção da amamentação nos primeiros seis meses foi classificada como desmame precoce. Utilizou-se o método de Kaplan Meier (log-rank: 95%) para estimar a probabilidade condicional de mudança no padrão de amamentação e risco de desmame. Os fatores associados ao desmame e seus intervalos de confiança de 95% (IC95%) foram analisados pela regressão proporcional de Cox bruta e ajustada. RESULTADOS: Participaram do estudo 833 lactentes que na alta hospitalar estavam em AME (95,4%) e AM (4,6%). A probabilidade do lactente em AME na alta hospitalar permanecer em AME, ou se tornar AMP ou AM, aos seis meses, foi de 16,4%, 32,3% e 56,5% respectivamente. A probabilidade de desmame aos seis meses foi estaticamente maior para lactentes em AM na alta hospitalar (47,4%) em comparação com aqueles em AME (26%). Mostraram-se associados ao desmame precoce: o AM na alta hospitalar (HR = 1,82; IC95% 1,06–3,11), ausência de amamentação cruzada praticada pela mãe (HR = 2,50; IC95% 1,59–3,94), usar chupeta (HR = 6,23; IC95% 4,52–8,60), pretender amamentar por menos de seis meses (HR = 1,93; IC95% 1,25–2,98), não amamentar na primeira hora de vida (HR = 1,45; IC95% 1,10–1,92) e consumir álcool na gestação (HR = 1,88; IC95% 1,34–2,90). CONCLUSÃO: Comparados aos lactentes em AME, aqueles em AM, na alta hospitalar, apresentaram maior probabilidade de desmame. Esforços em saúde pública devem priorizar o AME na alta hospitalar, promover amamentação na primeira hora de vida e orientar sobre os riscos do consumo de álcool na gestação, amamentação cruzada e uso de chupeta.

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    ABSTRACT OBJECTIVE: To characterize breastfeeding patterns in the first six months of life and factors associated with early weaning in a birth-cohort in Rio Branco, state of Acre. METHODS: This is a prospective study with all babies born between April and June 2015. The mothers were interviewed soon after birth and between 6 and 15 months postpartum. At hospital discharge, breastfeeding was defined as exclusively (EBF), and breastfeeding (BF). In the follow-up, breastfeeding patterns were exclusive breastfeeding (EBF), predominant breastfeeding (PBF), and breastfeeding (BF). The interruption of breastfeeding in the first six months was classified as early weaning. The Kaplan Meier method (log-rank: 95%) was used to estimate the conditional probability of change in breastfeeding pattern, and early weaning risk. Crude and adjusted proportional Cox regression models, and their respective 95% confidence intervals (95%CI), were used to analyze the factors associated with early weaning. RESULTS: The study included 833 infants in EBF (95.4%) and BF (4.6%) at hospital discharge. During the first six months of life, the infant likely discharged in EBF remaining in EBF, becoming PBF, and BF, were respectively 16.4%, 32.3%, and 56.5%. The weaning likely at six months was statistically higher for infants discharged in BF (47.4%) when compared with those discharged in EBF (26%). Factors associated with early weaning were BF at hospital discharge (HR = 1.82; 95%CI 1.06–3.11), no mother cross-breastfeeding (HR = 2.50; 95%CI 1.59–3.94), pacifier use (HR = 6.23; 95%CI 4.52–8.60), less than six months of breastfeeding intention (HR = 1.93; 95%CI 1.25–2.98), lack of breastfeeding in the first hour of life (HR = 1.45; 95%CI 1.10–1.92), and pregnancy alcohol consumption (HR = 1.88; 95%CI 1.34–2.90). CONCLUSION: Compared to infants in EBF, those in BF at hospital discharge were more likely to wean. Public health efforts should prioritize EBF at hospital discharge, promote breastfeeding in the first hour of life, and prevent alcohol consumption risks during pregnancy, cross-breastfeeding and pacifier use.
  • Older adult health and primary care: autonomy, vulnerabilities and challenges of care Original Articles

    Carneiro, Jeane Lima e Silva; Ayres, José Ricardo de Carvalho Mesquita

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    RESUMO OBJETIVO: Compreender as relações entre a autonomia e processos de saúde-doença-cuidado do idoso no cotidiano da atenção primária à saúde. MÉTODOS: Investigação qualitativa desenvolvida em 2019, em uma unidade básica de saúde da região central da cidade de São Paulo, utilizando observação participante e entrevistas em profundidade com 16 profissionais de saúde e 8 idosos. A construção e interpretação das narrativas produzidas no estudo foram orientadas pela perspectiva da hermenêutica filosófica de Gadamer e a teoria da interpretação de Ricoeur. O quadro teórico da vulnerabilidade/Cuidadoᵃ, tal como proposto por Ayres, orientou a definição do desenho do estudo e das categorias interpretativas. RESULTADOS: Estreitamente relacionada às dificuldades, facilidades e estratégias de enfrentamento dos desafios diários na atenção à saúde do idoso, a autonomia mostrou-se um importante marcador de vulnerabilidade (interpessoal, social e programática), indicando áreas que requerem atenção especial, como dispensação de medicamentos, mobilidade urbana, isolamento social, fragilidades financeiras e adequação das rotinas dos serviços. CONCLUSÃO: Distintamente de um atributo individual, a autonomia revelou-se expressão de características relacionais, exigindo estratégias, técnicas e horizontes prático-morais plurais e flexíveis, embora sempre orientados pelo mesmo compromisso ético de respeito às necessidades singulares dos indivíduos.

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    ABSTRACT OBJECTIVE: To understand the relations between autonomy and health-disease-care processes of older adults in the daily life of primary health care. METHODS: Qualitative research developed in 2019, in a primary health unit in the central region of the city of São Paulo, using participant observation and in-depth interviews with 16 health professionals and 8 older adults. The construction and interpretation of the narratives produced in the study were guided by the perspective of Gadamer’s philosophical hermeneutics and Ricoeur’s theory of interpretation. The theoretical framework of vulnerability/Careᵃ, as proposed by Ayres, guided the definition of the study and interpretative categories. RESULTS: Closely related to the difficulties, facilities and strategies to cope with the daily challenges in the health care of older adults, autonomy was an important marker of vulnerability (interpersonal, social and programmatic), indicating areas that require special attention, such as drug dispensing, urban mobility, social isolation, financial frailties and adequacy of service routines. CONCLUSION: Distinctly from an individual attribute, autonomy has proved to be the expression of relational characteristics, requiring plural and flexible practical-moral strategies, techniques and horizons, although always guided by the same ethical commitment to respect the singular needs of individuals.
  • User satisfaction in relation to Primary Health Care services in Brazil Original Articles

    Cantalino, Juliana Leal Ribeiro; Scherer, Magda Duarte dos Anjos; Soratto, Jacks; Schäfer, Antônio Augusto; Anjos, Davllyn Santos Oliveira dos

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    RESUMO OBJETIVO: Analisar a satisfação de usuários em relação ao acesso, à infraestrutura e à qualidade dos serviços na Atenção Primária à Saúde (APS) no Brasil. MÉTODOS: Estudo transversal com dados de 114.615 usuários vinculados a 30.523 equipes de saúde, obtidos por meio do banco de dados do Programa Nacional de Melhoria do Acesso e da Qualidade da Atenção Básica (PMAQ-AB). Foram estudadas variáveis independentes relacionadas ao acesso, à infraestrutura e à qualidade dos serviços na APS. O desfecho, satisfação dos usuários, foi mensurado através das variáveis: “se tivesse a opção, mudaria de equipe ou de serviço de saúde” e “recomendaria este serviço de saúde para um amigo ou familiar”. Para avaliar a satisfação de acordo com as variáveis independentes de exposição, foi utilizado o teste Qui-quadrado de Pearson, considerando nível de significância de 5%. Análises descritivas das variáveis foram realizadas através de frequências absoluta (n) e relativa (%). RESULTADOS: A satisfação dos usuários esteve associada às variáveis de acesso (p < 0,001), infraestrutura (p < 0,001) e qualidade dos serviços (p < 0,001) na APS. A proximidade do serviço, atenção à demanda espontânea, escuta e o respeito dos profissionais às singularidades do paciente, assim como a resolutividade dos serviços, sem necessidade de encaminhamentos para outros e a boa infraestrutura, estiveram relacionados com a satisfação dos usuários. CONCLUSÃO: Para a garantia da melhoria da qualidade dos serviços ofertados na APS do Brasil, os aspectos de satisfação dos usuários identificados no presente estudo devem ser considerados na organização e gestão dos serviços.

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    ABSTRACT OBJECTIVE: To analyze user satisfaction in relation to access, infrastructure and quality of Primary Health Care (PHC) services in Brazil. METHODS: This cross-sectional study was conducted with data from 114,615 users linked to 30,523 health teams, obtained through the database of the Programa Nacional de Melhoria do Acesso e da Qualidade da Atenção Básica (PMAQ-AB —National Program for the Improvement of Access and Quality of Primary Care). Independent variables related to access, infrastructure and quality of services in PHC were studied. The outcome, user satisfaction, was measured using the variables: “if given the option, I would change the staff or health service” and “I would recommend this health service to a friend or family member.” To assess satisfaction according to independent exposure variables, Pearson’s chi-squared test was used, considering a significance level of 5%. Descriptive analyses of the variables were performed using absolute (n) and relative (%) frequencies. RESULTS: User satisfaction was associated with the variables of access (p < 0.001), infrastructure (p < 0.001) and quality of services (p < 0.001) in PHC. The proximity of the service, attention to spontaneous demand, listening and the respect of professionals to the singularities of the patient, as well as the problem-solving capacity of the services, without the need for referrals to others and the good infrastructure, were related to user satisfaction. CONCLUSION: To ensure the improvement of the quality of services offered in PHC in Brazil, the aspects of user satisfaction identified in this study should be considered in the organization and management of services.
  • Adverse events following immunization in pregnant women from Minas Gerais Original Articles

    Silveira, Isabela Oliveira da; Silva, Thales Philipe Rodrigues da; Luvisaro, Bianca Maria Oliveira; Silva, Roberta Barros da; Gusmão, Josianne Dias; Vimieiro, Aline Mendes; Oliveira, Valéria Conceição de; Souza, Karina Cristina Rouwe de; Faria, Ana Paula Vieira; Matozinhos, Fernanda Penido

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    RESUMO OBJETIVO: Analisar a distribuição dos eventos adversos pós-vacinação (EAPV) em gestantes do estado de Minas Gerais, entre 2015 e 2019. MÉTODOS: Estudo epidemiológico, descritivo, realizado com dados de EAPV, do período de 2015 a 2019, registrados no Sistema de Informação da Vigilância de Eventos Adversos, no estado de Minas Gerais (MG), Brasil. Foram analisados 670 EAPV em gestantes. As estimativas foram apresentadas em proporções, de acordo com o ano de ocorrência, macrorregião de saúde de Minas Gerais e imunobiológico administrado. RESULTADOS: O ano em que mais houve registros foi 2017 (36,8%). Entre as 14 macrorregiões, as com menor e maior número de registros foram o Vale do Jequitinhonha (0,5%) e o Centro (31,8%), respectivamente. As vacinas contraindicadas durante a gestação representaram 27,6% do total de notificações. Foram considerados como erros de imunização 69,5% dos casos. Em 75,9% dos registros, a variável de atendimento médico foi ignorada, e em 73,7% dos casos não foi apresentada informação sobre a evolução. CONCLUSÃO: Este estudo expõe a necessidade da educação continuada para a equipe multidisciplinar, a fim de reduzir casos de EAPV e garantir o preenchimento adequado das notificações pelos profissionais de saúde.

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    ABSTRACT OBJECTIVE: To analyze the distribution of adverse events following immunization (AEFI) in pregnant women in the state of Minas Gerais, between 2015 and 2019. METHODS: This is an epidemiological, descriptive study conducted with AEFI data from 2015 to 2019, recorded in the Adverse Events Surveillance Information System, in the state of Minas Gerais (MG), Brazil. A total of 670 AEFI were analyzed in pregnant women. The estimates were presented in proportions, according to the year of occurrence, health macro-region of Minas Gerais and immunobiological administered. RESULTS: The year in which there were the most records was 2017 (36.8%). Among the 14 macro-regions, the ones with the lowest and highest number of records were the Vale do Jequitinhonha (0.5%) and Center (31.8%), respectively. The vaccines contraindicated during pregnancy represented 27.6% of the total notifications. The total of 69.5% of the cases were considered immunization errors. In 75.9% of the records, the variable of medical care was ignored, and in 73.7% of the cases no information on the evolution was presented. CONCLUSION: This study shows the need for continuing education for the multidisciplinary team, in order to reduce cases of AEFI and ensure the adequate completion of notifications by health professionals.
  • Prediction of low birth weight with hypoglycemia in glucose tolerance test Original Articles

    Hernández-Castro, Flavio; Berlanga-Garza, Anaís; Cruz-Gutiérrez, Mayela Diamantina; Soria-López, Juan Antonio; Villagómez-Martínez, Gabriel Edgar; Dávila-Escamilla, Iván Vladimir

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    RESUMEN OBJETIVO: Determinar el valor de la combinación de la glucosa en ayunas menor que el percentil 10 (GA < p10) durante la prueba de tolerancia oral a la glucosa con 75 gramos (PTG-75g) con características maternas para predecir bajo peso al nacer (BPN) establecido mediante tablas de Intergrowth-21st. MÉTODOS: Estudio de cohorte prospectivo de mujeres embarazadas que se realizaron PTG-75g entre las 24 y 28.6 semanas. Se determinó el percentil 10 de glucosa en ayunas de la población en 65 mg/dL y fueron excluidas aquellas mujeres con factores de riesgo que pudieran modificar el peso fetal incluyendo los relacionados con la restricción del crecimiento intrauterino. Se formaron dos grupos: grupo GA < p10 y grupo con glucosa en ayunas normal. El hallazgo principal fue el diagnóstico de BPN. La asociación entre GA < p10, características maternas y BPN se estableció mediante regresión logística multivariante. El desempeño predictivo de los modelos construidos fue evaluado por el análisis de la curva característica operativa del receptor (ROC) y del área bajo la curva (ABC). RESULTADOS: Fueron elegibles para estudio 349 mujeres, de las cuales 66 (18,91%) tuvieron GA < p10; los neonatos de este grupo tuvieron pesos al nacer más bajos (2947.28 g y 3138.26 g, p = 0,001), frecuencias más altas de BPN (25% y 6,81%, p < 0,001) y de pesos < 2500 g en nacimientos de término (8,6% y 2,3%, p = 0,034). El modelo basal de predicción consistió en nuliparidad al lograr un ABC del 60%, mientras que al añadir la GA < p10 se obtuvo la mejora significativa del modelo previo (ABC 72%, DeLong: p = 0,005). CONCLUSIONES: En mujeres embarazadas sin factores que pudieran modificar el peso fetal, el modelo predictivo creado combinando GA < p10 durante la PTG-75g con nuliparidad estuvo asociado significativamente con riesgo incrementado de BPN. REGISTRO: ClinicalTrials.gov: NCT04144595.

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    ABSTRACT OBJECTIVE: Determine the value of the combination of fasting glucose less than the 10th percentile (FG < p10) during 75 gram oral glucose tolerance test (75g OGTT) with maternal characteristics to predict low birth weight (LBW) established by Intergrowth-21st tables. METHODS: Prospective cohort study of pregnant women who was underwent 75g OGTT between 24 and 28.6 weeks. The 10th percentile fasting glucose of the population was determined at 65 mg/dL and women with risk factors that could modify fetal weight, including those related to intrauterine growth restriction, were excluded. Two groups were formed: group FG < p10 and group with normal fasting glucose. The main finding was the diagnosis of LBW. The association between FG < p10, maternal characteristics and LBW was established by multivariate logistic regression. The predictive performance of the models constructed was evaluated by receiver operating characteristic (ROC) curve and area under the curve (AUC) analysis. RESULTS: 349 women were eligible for study, of whom 66 (18.91%) had FG < p10; neonates in this group had lower birth weights (2947.28 g and 3138.26 g, p = 0.001), higher frequencies of LBW (25% and 6.81%, p < 0.001) and of weights < 2500 g in term births (8.6% and 2.3%, p = 0.034). The basal prediction model consisted of nulliparity by achieving an AUC of 60%, while the addition of FG < p10 resulted in the significant improvement of the previous model (AUC 72%, DeLong: p = 0.005). CONCLUSIONS: In pregnant women without factors that could modify fetal weight, the predictive model created by combining FG < p10 during 75g OGTT with nulliparity was significantly associated with increased risk of LBW. REGISTRATION: ClinicalTrials.gov: NCT04144595.
  • Factors associated with prematurity in reported cases of congenital syphilis Original Articles

    Araújo, Maria Alix Leite; Esteves, Ana Beatriz Barbosa; Rocha, Ana Fátima Braga; Silva Junior, Geraldo Bezerra da; Miranda, Angelica Espinosa

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    RESUMO OBJETIVO: Analisar os fatores associados à prematuridade em casos notificados de sífilis congênita no município de Fortaleza, Ceará, Brasil. MÉTODOS: Estudo transversal realizado em dez maternidades públicas de Fortaleza, Ceará, Brasil. Foram incluídos 478 casos notificados de sífilis congênita em 2015, e os dados foram coletados das fichas de notificação, dos prontuários das mães e dos bebês e do cartão de pré-natal. Para a análise bivariada, foram utilizados os testes do qui-quadrado de Pearson e exato de Fisher, considerando p < 0,05. Realizou-se regressão logística múltipla, apresentando razão de chances (OR) com intervalo de confiança de 95%. RESULTADOS: Encontrou-se 15,3% de prematuridade em gestantes com sífilis. A titulação do teste VDRL > 1:8 no parto (OR 2,46; IC95%: 1,33–4,53; p = 0,004), o não tratamento da gestante ou tratamento realizado com drogas diferentes da penicilina durante o pré-natal (OR 3,52; IC95%: 1,74–7,13; p < 0,001) estiveram associados a maiores chances de prematuridade. CONCLUSÃO: A prematuridade decorrente da sífilis congênita é um agravo evitável, desde que as gestantes com sífilis sejam tratadas adequadamente. As fragilidades na assistência pré-natal estão associadas a este desfecho, o que ressalta a importância de implementar políticas públicas voltadas a melhorar a qualidade do pré-natal.

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    ABSTRACT OBJECTIVE: To analyze the factors associated with prematurity in reported cases of congenital syphilis in the city of Fortaleza, Ceará, Brazil. METHODS: Cross-sectional study conducted in ten public maternity hospitals in Fortaleza, Ceará, Brazil. A total of 478 reported cases of congenital syphilis were included in 2015, and data were collected from notification forms, from mothers’ and babies’ medical records and from prenatal cards. For the bivariate analysis, Pearson’s chi-squared and Fisher’s exact tests were used, considering p < 0.05. Multiple logistic regression was conducted, presenting odds ratio (OR) with a 95% confidence interval. RESULTS: We found 15.3% prematurity in pregnant women with syphilis. The titration of the VDRL test > 1:8 at delivery (OR 2.46; 95%CI: 1.33–4.53; p = 0.004) and the non-treatment of the pregnant women or treatment with drugs other than penicillin during prenatal care (OR 3.52; 95%CI: 1.74–7.13; p< 0.001) were associated with higher chances of prematurity. CONCLUSION: The prematurity due to congenital syphilis is a preventable condition, provided that pregnant women with syphilis are treated appropriately. Weaknesses in prenatal care are associated with this outcome, which highlights the importance of public policies oriented to improve the quality of prenatal care.
  • Erratum: Aging with health: aging in place strategies of a Portuguese population aged 65 years or older Erratum

  • Impact of COAP on access to primary care in Ceará and Mato Grosso do Sul through the analysis of interrupted time series Original Articles

    Pires, Débora Castanheira; Campos, Mônica Rodrigues; Emmerrick, Isabel Martins

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    RESUMO OBJETIVO: Analisar o impacto da implementação do Contrato Organizativo de Ação Pública (COAP) sobre a ampliação do acesso à atenção básica nos estados do Ceará e Mato Grosso do Sul. MÉTODOS: Utilizou-se o método de séries temporais interrompidas para analisar o efeito do COAP sobre a cobertura da atenção básica (CobAB) e sobre as taxas de internação evitáveis. Para analisar os efeitos do aumento da CobAB sobre as internações evitáveis ao longo do tempo, foram utilizados modelos de séries temporais não segmentadas. RESULTADOS: Os resultados mostraram que a implementação do COAP teve impacto positivo sobre o aumento da cobertura nos dois casos, o que não aconteceu nos controles. Contudo, esse impacto não se refletiu na diminuição das taxas de internação por condições sensíveis à atenção básica (ICSAB) ou por causas evitáveis agudas. Quando analisamos os efeitos do aumento da CobAB sobre as internações evitáveis entre 2009 e 2016, observamos que a cobertura teve impacto positivo na diminuição da taxa de ICSAB apenas no Ceará, apesar de as internações terem tendência significativa de queda no tempo tanto neste estado quanto no Mato Grosso do Sul, exceto por infecções respiratórias agudas. CONCLUSÕES: O COAP continua sendo o instrumento regulador da regionalização vigente, contudo, os resultados obtidos pela adesão a ele na expansão da atenção básica no Ceará e no Mato Grosso do Sul fazem questionar se o modelo contratual, tal como previsto, é o melhor instrumento para o avanço da regionalização do Sistema Único de Saúde.

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    ABSTRACT OBJECTIVE: To analyze the impact of implementing the Contrato Organizativo de Ação Pública (COAP – Public Action Organizational Contract) on the expansion of access to primary care in the states of Ceará and Mato Grosso do Sul. METHODS: We used the interrupted time series method to analyze the effect of COAP on primary care coverage (PCCov) and on avoidable hospitalization rates. To analyze the effects of increased PCCov on avoidable hospitalizations, we used non-segmented time series models. RESULTS: The results showed that implementing COAP had a positive impact on increased coverage in both cases, with did not happen in the control states. However, this impact was not reflected in the decrease in hospitalizations due to primary care sensitive conditions (HPCSC) or for acute preventable causes. When we analyzed the effects of the increase in PCCov on avoidable hospitalizations between 2009 and 2016, we observed that coverage had a positive impact on the decrease in the rate of HPCSC only in Ceará, although hospitalizations have a significant trend to decrease in time both in this state and in Mato Grosso do Sul, except for acute respiratory infections. CONCLUSIONS: The COAP continues to be the regulatory instrument of regionalization force, however, the results obtained by adhering to it in the expansion of primary care in Ceará and Mato Grosso do Sul makes us question whether the contractual model, as predicted, is the best instrument for advancing regionalization in the Brazilian Unified Health System.
  • Breast imaging hindered during covid-19 pandemic, in Brazil Original Articles

    Bessa, Jordana de Faria

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    ABSTRACT OBJECTIVE: To report the decrease in breast imaging after covid-19 pandemic, obtaining the number of mammograms performed in 2019 and 2020. Additionally, to investigate if there was an increase in the proportion of women undergoing mammography for diagnostic purposes, with palpable lesions. METHOD: This is a cross-sectional study, based on the number of mammograms performed by the Brazilian public health services, provided by DATASUS, an open access database. Mammograms from private institutions were not included. This study compares the number of mammograms performed in 2019 and 2020, in women aged 50–69 years, stratified by month, in each federal state, and the presence of palpable lumps (physician-reported). RESULTS: In total, 1,948,471 mammograms were performed in 2019 and 1,126,688 in 2020, for the population studied. These values represent a 42% decline. Monthly, a significant decreased is observed after April 2020. The results varied slightly according to federal state; yet the entire country was affected. Rondônia was the most affected state, with 67% decline. The proportion of women presenting palpable lumps increased from 7.06% on average in 2019 to 7.94% in 2020 (OR = 1.135, 95%CI 1.125–1.145, p = 0,001). DISCUSSION: The number of mammograms performed in 2020 declined considerably. Out of the women who presented for mammogram, the proportion of palpable lumps was significantly higher in 2020. Considering the detection rate of digital mammography, the loss of 800,000 exams means 4,000 undiagnosed breast cancer cases, by the end of 2020.
  • Performance and perception on front-of-package nutritional labeling models in Brazil Original Articles

    Bandeira, Luisete Moraes; Pedroso, Jéssica; Toral, Natacha; Gubert, Muriel Bauermann

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    RESUMO OBJETIVO: Avaliar o desempenho e a percepção de cinco modelos de rotulagem nutricional frontal (RNF) entre consumidores brasileiros. MÉTODOS: Estudo transversal, com aplicação de questionário online a 2.400 indivíduos, alocados de forma aleatória em seis grupos de estudo, sendo um controle e cinco expostos a modelos de RNF (octógono, triângulo, círculo, lupa e semáforo), aplicados a nove alimentos. Foi avaliado o entendimento do conteúdo nutricional, a percepção de saudabilidade, a intenção de compra e a percepção dos consumidores brasileiros sobre os modelos. RESULTADOS: Todos os modelos de RNF aumentaram o entendimento do conteúdo nutricional e reduziram a percepção de saudabilidade e a intenção de compra, quando comparados ao grupo controle (41,3%). Os modelos de RNF de advertência - octógono (62,4%), triângulo (61,9%) e círculo (61,8%) - apresentaram desempenho significativamente superior ao semáforo (55,0%) quanto ao entendimento do conteúdo nutricional. O desempenho do modelo da lupa (59,5%) não diferiu dos outros quatro modelos testados, inclusive do semáforo (55,0%), para o entendimento do conteúdo nutricional. A análise individual dos alimentos sugere melhor desempenho das advertências em relação à lupa e ao semáforo para a percepção de saudabilidade e a intenção de compra. Os consumidores manifestam-se favoráveis à presença da RNF, percebendo-a como confiável para aumentar o entendimento das informações nutricionais. CONCLUSÃO: A RNF deve ser implementada nos rótulos dos alimentos no Brasil, considerando que aumenta o entendimento nutricional, reduz a percepção de saudabilidade e a intenção de compra de alimentos com nutrientes críticos. As advertências apresentaram melhor desempenho quando comparadas aos demais modelos.

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    ABSTRACT OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the performance and perception of five models of front-of-package nutrition labeling (FOPNL) among Brazilian consumers. METHODS: Cross-sectional study, which applied an online questionnaire to 2,400 individuals, allocated randomly into six study groups: a control group and five others exposed to FOPNL (octagon, triangle, circle, magnifier and traffic light), applied to nine products. We evaluated the understanding of nutritional content, the perception of healthiness, the purchase intention and the perception of Brazilian consumers on the models. RESULTS: All FOPNL models increased the understanding of the nutritional content and reduced the perception of healthiness and purchase intention, when compared with the control group (41.3%). FOPNL warning models — octagon (62.4%), triangle (61.9%) and circle (61.8%) — performed significantly better than the traffic light (55.0%) regarding the understanding of the nutritional content. The performance of the magnifier (59.5%) was similar to the other four tested models, including the traffic light (55.0%), for understanding nutritional content. The individual analysis of the products suggests a better performance of warnings in relation to the magnifier and the traffic light for the perception of healthiness and purchase intention. Consumers were favorable to the presence of FOPNL, perceiving it as reliable to increase the understanding to nutritional information. CONCLUSION: FOPNL must be implemented on food labels in Brazil, considering that it increases the nutritional understanding, reduces the perception of healthiness and the purchase intention of products with critical nutrients. Warnings showed a better performance when compared with other models.
  • Climate change and environmental health in undergraduate health degrees in Latin America Original Articles

    Palmeiro-Silva, Yasna K; Ferrada, María Teresa; Flores, Jorge Ramírez; Cruz, Ignacio Silva Santa

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    RESUMEN OBJETIVO: Analizar la incorporación de cursos de cambio climático y salud ambiental en las mallas curriculares del grado en Medicina, Enfermería, Nutrición y Psicología clínica en universidades latinoamericanas. MÉTODOS: Revisión documental de tipo descriptiva y transversal. Se analizaron las mallas curriculares de las diez primeras universidades latinoamericanas según los rankings QS Latin American University 2020, Times Higher Education World University 2020 y Academic Ranking of World Universities 2019. En cada malla curricular se buscó la presencia de cursos relacionados al cambio climático y la salud ambiental. RESULTADOS: De las 161 universidades que se incluyeron en el estudio, 104 ofrecían la carrera de Medicina, 93 de Enfermería, 77 de Nutrición y 118 de Psicología clínica. La mayor parte de las mallas curriculares incorporaron cursos de salud pública y/o epidemiología (más del 70%), sin embargo, entre el 22% y el 41% incluyeron cursos de salud ambiental, y solo una malla curricular tuvo un curso en cambio climático en Medicina y Enfermería (1%). CONCLUSIONES: Los cursos de cambio climático y salud ambiental han sido introducidos, de forma escasa, en las mallas curriculares del campo de la salud en universidades latinoamericanas. Esto podría debilitar el importante rol que cumplen los profesionales de la salud en la asistencia sanitaria a la población.

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    ABSTRACT OBJECTIVE: Analyze the incorporation of climate change and environmental health courses in the curriculum grids of Medicine, Nursing, Nutrition and Clinical Psychology undergraduate courses in Latin American universities. METHODS: Descriptive and cross-sectional document review. Curriculum grids of the top ten Latin American universities were analyzed according to the rankings of QS Latin American University 2020, Times Higher Education World University 2020 and Academic Ranking of World Universities 2019. The presence of courses related to climate change and environmental health was sought in each curriculum grid. RESULTS: 104 of the 161 universities included in the study offered Medicine courses, 93 Nursing courses, 77 Nutrition courses and 118 Clinical Psychology courses. Most of the curriculum grids incorporated courses in public health and/or epidemiology (more than 70%); however, between 22% and 41% included courses on environmental health, and only one curriculum grid had a course on climate change in Medicine and Nursing (1%). CONCLUSIONS: Courses on climate change and environmental health have been scarcely introduced in the curriculum grids of the health field in Latin American universities. This could weaken the important role that health professionals play in providing health care to the population.
  • Locomotor activity in Aedes aegypti with different insecticide resistance profiles Original Articles

    Nakazato, Bruno Magalhães; Macoris, Maria de Lourdes da Graça; Urbinatti, Paulo Roberto; Lima-Camara, Tamara Nunes

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    ABSTRACT OBJECTIVE: To evaluate locomotor activity in four field populations of Ae. aegypti with different insecticide resistance profiles from the state of São Paulo for two years. METHODS: This study comprised the susceptible Rockefeller strain and four populations from São Paulo, Brazil: two considered populations with “reduced susceptibility” to pyrethroids (Campinas and Marília), and two “resistant populations” (Santos and Ribeirão Preto). First, 2016 and 2017 eggs from these five populations were hatched in laboratory. Virgin females underwent experiments under laboratory conditions at 25°C, with 12:12h light/dark (LD) photoperiod; 24-hour individual activity was recorded using a locomotor activity monitor (LAM). RESULTS: In females from 2016 field populations, both resistant populations showed significant more locomotor activity than the two reduced susceptibility populations and the Rockefeller strain (p < 0.05). As for females from 2017 field populations, reduced susceptibility populations showed a significant increased locomotor activity than the Rockefeller strain, but no significant difference when compared to Santos resistant population (p > 0.05). CONCLUSIONS: Our results indicate that insecticide-resistant Ae. aegypti populations show increased locomotor activity, which may affect the transmission dynamics of their arboviruses.
  • Prevalence and factors associated with covid-19 vaccine hesitancy in Maranhão, Brazil Original Articles

    Oliveira, Bruno Luciano Carneiro Alves de; Campos, Marcos Adriano Garcia; Queiroz, Rejane Christine de Sousa; Alves, Maria Teresa Seabra Soares de Britto e; Souza, Bruno Feres de; Santos, Alcione Miranda dos; Silva, Antônio Augusto Moura da

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    RESUMO OBJETIVOS: Estimar a prevalência e fatores associados à hesitação ao uso da vacina contra o vírus SARS-CoV-2 no Maranhão, Brasil. MÉTODOS: Estudo transversal de base populacional realizado de 19 a 30 de outubro de 2020. As estimativas consideraram agrupamento, estratificação e não resposta. A seleção da amostra foi realizada em três estágios (estrato, setores censitários e domicílio). Após análise sistemática, em cada estrato foram selecionados trinta setores, totalizando 150 setores, sendo o número de domicílios em cada setor fixado em 34, totalizando 5.100 domicílios e um indivíduo por domicílio (residente pelo menos há seis meses e com um ano de idade ou mais) selecionado por amostra aleatória simples. A intenção de ser vacinado foi questionada aos participantes. Foi realizada análise descritiva (frequências ponderadas) e teste do qui-quadrado de Pearson para verificar associação univariada entre as variáveis independentes e o desfecho (p < 0,05). Realizou-se análise multivariada robusta utilizando-se modelagem hierarquizada em três níveis. RESULTADOS: Foram entrevistados 4.630 indivíduos. A prevalência de hesitação vacinal foi de 17,5% (IC95% 16,1–19,1%). Após ajuste final do modelo, a hesitação vacinal foi estatisticamente maior entre moradores das cidades de Imperatriz (24,0%; RP = 1,48; IC95% 1,09–2,02) e de munícipios da Grande Ilha de São Luís (20,7%; RP = 1,34; IC95% 1,02–1,76), pessoas do sexo feminino (19,8%; RP = 1,44; IC95% 1,20–1,75), idosos (22,8%; RP = 1,79; IC95% 1,30–2,46), pertencentes às religiões de denominação evangélica (24,1%; RP = 1,49; IC95% 1,24–1,79) e entre aqueles sem relato de sintomas (18,6%; RP = 1,24; IC95% 1,02–1,51). Outras características socioeconômicas e demográficas, assim como variáveis relacionadas ao mercado de trabalho, comportamentos e condições de saúde dos entrevistados, não tiveram diferença estatística. CONCLUSÃO: A prevalência de hesitação vacinal no Maranhão e sua associação com fatores individuais, contextuais e clínicos revelam os grupos e contextos mais resistentes e que devem merecer atenção especial das estratégias públicas para garantir a ampla vacinação.

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    ABSTRACT OBJECTIVES: To estimate the prevalence and factors associated with hesitancy in getting the vaccine against SARS-CoV-2 in Maranhão, Brazil. METHODS: This is a cross-sectional population-based study conducted from October 19 to 30, 2020. The estimates were calculated based on clustering, stratification, and non-response. A three-stage sampling was adopted, considering stratum, census tracts, and domicile. After systematic analysis, thirty sectors were selected in each stratum, totaling 150 sectors. Each sector contained a fixed number of 34 households, thus totaling 5,100 households. One individual within each household (resident for at least six months and aged one year or more) was selected by a simple random sampling. We questioned participants about their vaccination intention. Univariate association between independent variables and the outcome were verified using descriptive analysis (weighted frequencies) and Pearson's chi-square test (p < 0.05). Robust multivariate analysis was performed using a three-level hierarchical model. RESULTS: We found 17.5% (95%CI 16.1–19.1%) of the 4,630 individuals interviewed to report hesitancy to be vaccinated against covid-19. After final model adjustment, vaccination hesitancy was statistically higher among residents of the cities of Imperatriz (24.0%; RP = 1.48; IC95% 1.09–2.02) and municipalities of the Grande Ilha de São Luís (20.7%; RP = 1.34; 95%CI 1.02–1.76), female individuals (19.8%; RP = 1.44; 95%CI 1.20–1.75), older adults (22.8%; RP = 1.79; IC95% 1.30–2.46), evangelicals (24.1%; RP = 1.49; 95%CI 1.24–1.79), and those without reported symptoms (18.6%; RP = 1.24; 95%CI 1.02–1.51). We found no statistical differences for other socioeconomic and demographic characteristics, as well as variables related to the labor market, behaviors, and health conditions of the interviewees. CONCLUSION: The prevalence of vaccine hesitancy in Maranhão and its association with individual, contextual, and clinical factors enable us to identify the groups and contexts of greatest resistance, requiring special attention from public strategies to ensure wide vaccination.
  • Embedded implementation research determinants in Latin American health systems Original Articles

    García-Cerde, Rodrigo; Becerril-Montekio, Victor; Langlois, Étienne; Reveiz, Ludovic; Alcalde-Rabanal, Jacqueline; Torres-Pereda, Pilar

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    ABSTRACT OBJECTIVE: To assess the determinants of embedded implementation research (EIR) conduct in seven Latin American and Caribbean countries. METHODS: This qualitative interpretative study conducted and analyzed 14 semi-structured interviews based on a grounded theory approach using Atlas-ti© 7.5.7. We grouped the conditions appointed by interviewees as determinants of EIR conduct into six domains. RESULTS: The participation of high-level engaged decision makers as research co-producers is an important EIR determinant that fosters research use. Nevertheless, EIR faces challenges such as dealing with key personnel changes and fluctuating political contexts. CONCLUSIONS: Despite its limitations, EIR is effective in creating a sense of ownership of research results among implementers, which helps bridge the gap between research and decision-making in health systems.
  • Neurodevelopment in the third year of life in children with antenatal ZIKV-exposure Brief Communications

    Aizawa, Carolina Yuri Panvequio; Caron, Deyse Mayara Rodrigues; Souza, Carolina Barbosa de; Kozima, Paula Fernanda Augusto; Damasceno, Luana; Einspieler, Christa; Marschik, Peter B.; Brasil, Patrícia; Schmitt, Ana Carolina Basso; Nielsen-Saines, Karin; Hasue, Renata Hydee

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    ABSTRACT We report cognitive, language and motor neurodevelopment, assessed by the Bayley-III test, in 31 non-microcephalic children at age 3 with PCR-confirmed maternal Zika virus exposure (Rio de Janeiro, 2015–2016). Most children had average neurodevelopmental scores, however, 8 children (26%) presented delay in some domain. Language was the most affected: 7 children (22.6%) had a delay in this domain (2 presenting severe delay). Moderate delay was detected in the cognitive (3.2%) and motor (10%) domains. Maternal illness in the third trimester of pregnancy and later gestational age at birth were associated with higher Bayley-III scores. Zika-exposed children require long-term follow-up until school age.
  • Psychiatric hospitalizations by the Unified Health System in Brazil between 2000 and 2014 Original Articles

    Rocha, Hugo André da; Reis, Ilka Afonso; Santos, Marcos Antônio da Cunha; Melo, Ana Paula Souto; Cherchiglia, Mariangela Leal

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    RESUMO OBJETIVO Caracterizar o perfil dos pacientes que foram internados por transtornos mentais e comportamentais pelo Sistema Único de Saúde (SUS) no Brasil entre 2000 e 2014, bem como verificar como aspectos da nova política de saúde mental influenciaram a taxa de pacientes internados no referido período. MÉTODOS Estudo de coorte prospectiva não concorrente utilizando dados secundários de pacientes internados com diagnóstico primário de transtornos mentais e comportamentais entre 01/01/2000 e 31/12/2014. Foram selecionadas variáveis sociodemográficas, clínicas e de características do hospital, além disso, foram calculadas as taxas gerais de pacientes internados segundo motivo de internação, tipo de hospital, natureza jurídica e número de internações de cada paciente por ano. Foi testada a associação entre taxas de pacientes internados, número de leitos psiquiátricos por ano e número de Centros de Atenção Psicossocial por ano. RESULTADOS Foram selecionados 1.549.298 pacientes dos quais os diagnósticos mais frequentes na primeira internação foram os transtornos devidos ao uso de substâncias psicoativas, seguidos por esquizofrenia e transtornos de humor. A mediana de internações por paciente foi de 1,9 e a de tempo de internação por paciente foi de 29 dias. A taxa geral de pacientes internados foi reduzida à quase metade no período. O número de leitos por ano apresentou associação positiva com as taxas de pacientes internados, e o número de CAPS por ano teve associação negativa com algumas taxas de pacientes internados. CONCLUSÃO Verificou-se que, mesmo diante de um contexto de adversidades, a Política Nacional de Saúde Mental avançou em suas metas de reduzir progressivamente os leitos hospitalares e aumentar a oferta de serviços substitutivos de tal modo que ambas as estratégias foram associadas à redução das taxas de pacientes internados. Contudo, as mudanças foram percebidas com maior intensidade nos primeiros anos de implantação da política, tornando-se menos pujante nos últimos anos.

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    ABSTRACT OBJECTIVE To characterize the profile of patients hospitalized for mental and behavioral disorders by the Unified Health System (SUS) in Brazil between 2000 and 2014, and to verify how aspects of the new mental health policy influenced the rate of hospitalized patients in that period. METHODS Non-concurrent prospective cohort study using secondary data from inpatients with a primary diagnosis of mental and behavioral disorders between 01/01/2000 and 12/31/2014. Sociodemographic, clinical, and hospital characteristics variables were selected. Overall rates of hospitalized patients were calculated according to reason for admission, type of hospital, legal nature, and number of admissions per year for each patient. The association between rates of hospitalized patients, number of psychiatric beds per year, and number of Psychosocial Care Centers per year were tested. RESULTS We selected a total of 1,549,298 patients, whose most frequent diagnoses on first admission were psychoactive substance use disorders, followed by schizophrenia and mood disorders. The median of hospitalizations per patient was 1.9 and the length of stay per patient was 29 days. The overall rate of hospitalized patients was reduced by almost half in the period. The number of beds per year was positively associated with the rates of hospitalized patients; the number of CAPS per year was negatively associated with some rates of hospitalized patients. CONCLUSION Even in the face of adversity, the National Mental Health Policy has advanced in its goal of progressively reducing hospital beds and increasing the supply of substitute services such that both strategies were associated with the reduced inpatient rates. But the changes were felt with greater intensity in the first years of the policy’s implementation, becoming less pronounced in recent years.
  • Prelabor cesarean section: the role of advanced maternal age and associated factors Original Articles

    Martinelli, Katrini Guidolini; Gama, Silvana Granado Nogueira da; Almeida, André Henrique do Vale de; Nakamura-Pereira, Marcos; Santos Neto, Edson Theodoro dos

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    ABSTRACT OBJECTIVE to evaluate whether advanced maternal age (AMA) is associated with prelabor cesarean section and to identify the factors associated with prelabor cesarean section in AMA women, according to the mode of type of labor financing (private or public). METHODS Based on the Birth in Brazil survey, the research was conducted on representative sample of mothers for the country (Brazil), regions, type of hospital and location (capital or not), in 2011/2012. This study included 15,071 women from two age groups: 20–29 years and ≥ 35 years. The information was collected from interviews with puerperal woman, prenatal cards, and medical records of mothers and newborns. Multiple logistic regression modelling was used to verify the association between prelabor cesarean section and maternal, prenatal and childbirth characteristics, according to the mode of financing. RESULTS Our results showed a higher use of prelabor cesarean section for AMA (≥ 35 years) women in the public service (OR = 1.63; 95%CI 1.38–1.94) and in the private service (OR = 1.44; 95%CI 1.13–1.83), compared with women aged 20–29 years. In the adjusted model, we recorded three factors associated with the prelabor cesarean section in AMA women in both, public and private sectors: the same professional in prenatal care and childbirth (OR = 4.97 and OR = 4.66); nulliparity (OR = 6.17 and OR = 10.08), and multiparity with previous cesarean section (from OR = 5.73 to OR = 32.29). The presence of obstetric risk (OR = 1.94; 95%CI .44–2.62) also contributed to the occurrence of prelabor cesarean section in women who gave birth in the public service. CONCLUSIONS AMA was an independent risk factor for prelabor cesarean in public and private services. In the public, prelabor cesarean in AMA was more influenced by clinical criteria. Higher chance of prelabor cesarean section in nulliparous women increases the chance of cesarean section in multiparous women, as we showed in this study, which increases the risk of anomalous placental implantation.
  • Major depressive disorder in detention officers Original Articles

    Santos, Sheila Nascimento; Santos, Kionna Oliveira Bernardes; Carvalho, Fernando Martins; Fernandes, Rita de Cássia Pereira

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    RESUMO OBJETIVO Identificar fatores associados a transtorno depressivo maior (TDM) em agentes penitenciários. MÉTODOS Este estudo de corte transversal incluiu todos os agentes penitenciários do maior complexo prisional do estado da Bahia (Brasil). Num questionário autoaplicado, coletaram-se informações sociodemográficas, ocupacionais e de saúde. A variável de desfecho – TDM – foi avaliada pelo Patient Health Questionnaire-9 (PHQ-9) e classificada pelo método do ponto de corte ≥ 10 e pelo método de algoritmo. A razão de prevalência (RP) foi a medida de associação utilizada. Conforme regressão multivariada de Cox, as variáveis foram inseridas em dois blocos: características sociodemográficas e aspectos do trabalho, nessa ordem. Apenas as variáveis com RP ajustada (RPaj) ≥ 1,30 foram selecionadas para compor os modelos finais. RESULTADOS Nos 401 agentes investigados, a prevalência de TDM pelo ponto de corte ≥ 10 (simples) e pelo método de algoritmo foi de 18,8% e 9,3%, respectivamente. A prevalência de TDM pelo ponto de corte ≥ 10 foi maior em agentes do sexo feminino (RPaj = 2,77), que sofreram ameaça de facções (RPaj = 2,05), que não referiram treinamento institucional para o cargo (RPaj = 1,38), que afirmaram que o ambiente e as condições de trabalho interferiam na sua saúde física (RPaj = 3,51) e que exerciam atividades geradoras de tensão (RPaj em gradiente crescente). A prevalência de TDM pelo método de algoritmo foi mais elevada em agentes do sexo feminino (RPaj = 3,45), com escolaridade superior (RPaj = 1,71), que afirmaram que o ambiente e as condições de trabalho interferiam na sua saúde física (RPaj = 6,33), que sofreram ameaça de facções (RPaj = 2,14), que não referiram treinamento institucional (RPaj = 1,50) e que têm contato frequente com internos no trabalho (RPaj = 1,48). CONCLUSÃO A alta prevalência de TDM nesses agentes penitenciários associou-se a aspectos sociodemográficos e, principalmente, a aspectos do seu trabalho.

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    ABSTRACT OBJECTIVE To identify factors associated with major depressive disorder (MDD) in detention officers. METHODS This cross-sectional study included all detention officers from the largest prison complex in the state of Bahia, Brazil. A self-reported questionnaire collected sociodemographic, occupational and health data. The outcome variable – MDD – was evaluated by the Patient Health Questionnaire-9 (PHQ-9) and classified by the cut-off point ≥ 10 method and the algorithm method. The association measure used was the prevalence ratio (PR). Following Cox multivariate regression, the variables were divided into two blocks: sociodemographic characteristics and work, in that order. Only variables with adjusted PR (PRadj) ≥ 1.30 were selected to compose the final models. RESULTS The MDD prevalence by the cut-off point ≥ 10 (simple) and algorithm method in the 401 officers investigated was 18.8% and 9.3%, respectively. MDD prevalence by cut-off point ≥ 10 was higher in female officers (PRadj = 2.77), who suffered threat from factions (PRadj = 2.05), did not report institutional training for the position (PRadj = 1.38), stated that the environment and working conditions interfered in their physical health (PRadj = 3.51) and performed stress-generating activities (PRadj in increasing gradient). MDD prevalence by the algorithm method was higher in female agents (PRadj = 3.45), with tertiary education (PRadj = 1.71), who stated that the environment and working conditions interfered in their physical health (PRadj = 6.33), suffered threat from factions (PRadj = 2.14), did not report institutional training (PRadj = 1.50) and have frequent contact with inmates at work (PRadj = 1.48). CONCLUSION The high MDD prevalence in these detention officers was associated with sociodemographic factors and, especially, aspects of their work.
  • Impact of matrix support on older adults in primary care: randomized community trial Original Articles

    Maia, Luciana Colares; Colares, Thomaz de Figueiredo Braga; Morais, Edgar Nunes de; Costa, Simone de Melo; Caldeira, Antônio Prates

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    RESUMO OBJETIVO Analisar o impacto do apoio matricial em saúde ao idoso na atenção primária de acordo com as dimensões de fragilidade aferidas por meio do índice de vulnerabilidade clínico-funcional (IVCF-20). MÉTODOS Trata-se de ensaio comunitário randomizado controlado (ECRC), desenvolvido no norte de Minas Gerais, Brasil, em 2018. Inicialmente ocorreu, por meio do IVCF-20, a estratificação de vulnerabilidade clínico-funcional dos idosos assistidos por seis equipes de Estratégia de Saúde da Família. Posteriormente, três equipes foram sorteadas para receber apoio matricial durante seis meses, e as demais, para controle. Nesta intervenção, desenvolveram-se atividades educativas presenciais para as equipes de saúde. Realizou-se estatística descritiva, seguida de análise bivariada pelo teste qui-quadrado de Pearson, para comparação das variáveis do IVCF-20 entre os dois momentos (antes e após a intervenção), com nível de significância de 5%. Estimaram-se os riscos relativos (RR) e os respectivos intervalos de confiança de 95% (IC95%). RESULTADOS Os grupos eram similares antes da intervenção, e o efeito de ações de matriciamento foi positivo para a maioria das dimensões aferidas pelo IVCF-20 (atividade de vida diária instrumental, cognição, humor, mobilidade, comunicação e comorbidades múltiplas). O percentual de fragilidade no grupo assistido por profissionais participantes do apoio matricial, ao final da pesquisa, foi inferior ao do grupo controle. CONCLUSÕES As ações de matriciamento, como atribuição pedagógica e assistência horizontal para as equipes de saúde, têm o potencial de contribuir para a articulação de modelos de cuidado para a saúde do idoso. REBEC registro BR-7b9xff

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    ABSTRACT OBJECTIVE To analyze the effect of matrix support on health for older adults in primary care according to the dimensions of frailty measured with the Clinical-Functional Vulnerability Index-20 (IVCF-20). METHODS This is a randomized controlled community trial, developed in the Northern Minas Gerais state, Brazil, in 2018. Initially, the stratification of clinical and functional vulnerability of older adults supported by six Family Health Strategy teams occurred with the IVCF-20. Subsequently, three teams were drawn to receive matrix support for six months, and the others for control. In this intervention, face-to-face educational activities were developed for health teams. Descriptive statistics were performed, followed by bivariate analysis by Pearson’s chi-square test, to compare the variables of the IVCF-20 between the two moments (before and after the intervention), with a 5% significance level. Relative risks and respective 95% confidence intervals (95%CI) were estimated. RESULTS The groups were similar before intervention, and the effect of matrix actions was positive for most dimensions measured by IVCF-20 (instrumental daily living activity, cognition, mood, mobility, communication, and multiple comorbidities). At the end of the research, the percentage of frailty in the group assisted by professionals participating in matrix support was lower than that of the control group. CONCLUSIONS Matrix support actions, such as pedagogical attribution and horizontal care for health teams, have the potential to contribute to the articulation of models of care for older adults. REBEC registro BR-7b9xff
  • Nova score for the consumption of ultra-processed foods: description and performance evaluation in Brazil Original Articles

    Costa, Caroline dos Santos; Faria, Franciane Rocha de; Gabe, Kamila Tiemann; Sattamini, Isabela Fleury; Khandpur, Neha; Leite, Fernanda Helena Marrocos; Steele, Eurídice Martínez; Louzada, Maria Laura da Costa; Levy, Renata Bertazzi; Monteiro, Carlos Augusto

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    RESUMO OBJETIVO Descrever o escore Nova de consumo de alimentos ultraprocessados e avaliar seu potencial para refletir, no contexto brasileiro, a participação desses alimentos na dieta. MÉTODOS Estudo realizado na cidade de São Paulo com amostra de conveniência de 300 adultos, que responderam, em cerca de três minutos, em um tablet, a um questionário eletrônico de autorrelato sobre o consumo, no dia anterior, de 23 subgrupos de alimentos ultraprocessados comumente consumidos no Brasil. O escore de cada participante correspondeu ao número de subgrupos reportados. A participação de alimentos ultraprocessados no consumo alimentar do mesmo dia, expressa como percentual da ingestão total de energia, foi calculada por meio das respostas dos participantes a recordatório alimentar completo de 24 horas aplicado em cerca de 30 minutos por nutricionistas treinados. A associação entre o escore e a participação de ultraprocessados na dieta foi estudada por modelos de regressão linear. A concordância na classificação dos participantes segundo quintos do escore e quintos da participação de alimentos ultraprocessados na dieta foi avaliada pelo índice Pabak. RESULTADOS O percentual médio de participação de alimentos ultraprocessados na dieta aumentou linear e significativamente com o aumento do escore Nova de consumo de alimentos ultraprocessados. Observou-se concordância substancial na classificação dos participantes segundo quintos da distribuição do escore e quintos da distribuição do percentual de participação de alimentos ultraprocessados na dieta (índice Pabak = 0,67). Relação inversa da idade com a frequência de consumo relativamente elevado de alimentos ultraprocessados (quinto superior da distribuição) foi observada tanto para o escore quanto para a participação de alimentos ultraprocessados na dieta. CONCLUSÃO O escore Nova de consumo de alimentos ultraprocessados, obtido de forma rápida e prática, apresenta bom potencial para refletir, no contexto brasileiro, a participação desses alimentos na dieta.

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    ABSTRACT OBJECTIVE To describe the Nova score for the consumption of ultra-processed foods (UPF) and evaluate its potential in reflecting the dietary share of UPF in Brazil. METHODS This study was conducted in São Paulo with a convenience sample of 300 adults. Using a tablet, participants answered a 3-minute electronic self-report questionnaire on the consumption of 23 subgroups of UPF commonly consumed in Brazil, regarding the day prior the survey. Each participant score corresponded to the number of subgroups reported. The dietary share of UPF on the day prior to the survey, expressed as a percentage of total energy intake, was calculated based on data collected on a 30-minute complete 24-hour dietary recall administered by trained nutritionists. The association between the score and the dietary share of UPF was evaluated using linear regression models. The Pabak index was used to assess the agreement in participants’ classification according to the fifths of Nova score and the fifths of dietary share of UPF. RESULTS The average dietary share of UPF increased linearly and significantly with the increase of the Nova score for the consumption of ultra-processed foods. We found a substantial agreement in participants’ classification according to the fifths of the distribution of scores and the fifths of the dietary share of UPF (Pabak index = 0.67). Age was inversely associated with a relatively high frequency of UPF consumption (upper fifth of the distribution) for both score and dietary share of UPF. CONCLUSION The Nova score for the consumption of ultra-processed foods, obtained in a quick and practical manner, shows a good potential in reflecting the dietary share of UPF in Brazil.
  • Ageism against older adults in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic: an integrative review Review

    Silva, Marcela Fernandes; Silva, Diego Salvador Muniz da; Bacurau, Aldiane Gomes de Macedo; Francisco, Priscila Maria Stolses Bergamo; Assumpção, Daniela de; Neri, Anita Liberalesso; Borim, Flávia Silva Arbex

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    RESUMO OBJETIVO Descrever os principais resultados de estudos sobre preconceito, estereotipia e discriminação relacionados à idade (ageismo) no contexto da pandemia da covid-19. MÉTODOS Trata-se de uma revisão integrativa da literatura sobre o ageismo no contexto da pandemia da covid-19, realizada entre maio e junho de 2020, a partir das seguintes bases de dados: Medical Literature Analysis and Retrieval System Online (MEDLINE/PubMed), Web of Science (Thompson Reuters), Scopus (Elsevier Science), Literatura Latino-Americana e do Caribe em Ciências da Saúde (LILACS) e Scientific Eletronic Library Online (SciELO). RESULTADOS Foram analisadas 21 publicações que discorreram sobre o ageismo durante a pandemia, suas origens, consequências e implicações ético-políticas. As publicações identificadas são de natureza teórica com abordagem crítico-reflexiva, sendo 90,5% artigos opinativos (n = 19) e 9,5% de pesquisa (n = 2). Os principais resultados encontrados apontam críticas em relação à destinação de recursos e cuidados intensivos baseados exclusivamente no critério etário. São também apontados os impactos do isolamento social, o uso das tecnologias e mídias sociais e as relações intergeracionais no cenário da covid-19. CONCLUSÃO A maioria das publicações indicam que o ageismo sempre esteve presente, mas tornou-se mais evidente durante a pandemia da covid-19 como forma de discriminação contra idosos. Ressalta-se que discursos “ageistas” podem influenciar negativamente na vida dos idosos e causar impactos sociais e psicológicos prejudiciais.

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    ABSTRACT OBJECTIVE To report the main results of studies on prejudice, stereotyping, and age-based discrimination (ageism) in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. METHODS This is an integrative review of the literature on ageism in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, conducted between May and June 2020, with data collected from the following databases: Medical Literature Analysis and Retrieval System Online (MEDLINE/PubMed), Web of Science (Thompson Reuters), Scopus (Elsevier Science), Literatura Latino-Americana e do Caribe em Ciências da Saúde (Lilacs) and Scientific Eletronic Library Online (SciELO). RESULTS Twenty-one publications addressing ageism during the pandemics, its origins, consequences, and ethical and political implications were analyzed. All publications were theoretical with a critical/reflexive approach, being 90,5% opinion articles (n = 19) and 9,5% research (n = 2). The main findings indicate criticisms regarding resources allocation and intensive care based exclusively on age. The results also highlight the impacts of social isolation, the use of technologies and social media, and intergenerational relationships within the COVID-19 scenario. CONCLUSION According to most publications, although ageism has always been present, it became more evident during the COVID-19 pandemic as a form of discrimination against older adults. “Ageist” discourses may exert a negative influence in older adults’ lives, causing severe social and psychological impacts.
  • Factors associated with stress, anxiety, and depression during social distancing in Brazil Original Articles

    Souza, Alex Sandro Rolland; Souza, Gustavo Fonseca Albuquerque; Souza, Gabriela Albuquerque; Cordeiro, Ana Lorena Nascimento; Praciano, Gabriella Almeida Figueredo; Alves, Adricia Cristine de Souza; Santos, Alan Chaves dos; Silva Junior, José Roberto; Souza, Manuela Barbosa Rodrigues

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    ABSTRACT OBJECTIVE To estimate the prevalence of clinical signs and symptoms of severe/extreme stress, anxiety, and depression, as well as their associated factors, among Brazilians during social distancing. METHODS This is a cross-sectional study conducted in April/May 2020 with 3,200 Brazilians over 18 years old. Respondents’ sociodemographic and clinical data were collected using an online questionnaire, which also included the 21-item Depression, Anxiety and Stress Scale (DASS-21) to assess emotional symptoms. Unadjusted and adjusted prevalence ratios and their respective 95% confidence intervals were estimated using Poisson regression models with robust variance. RESULTS Our results show the prevalence of severe/extreme stress was 21.5%, anxiety 19.4%, and depression 21.5%. In the final model, sociodemographic, clinical, and Covid-19-related factors were associated with severe/extreme stress, anxiety, and depression in Brazilians during social distancing due to the Covid-19 pandemic. We found the main factors associated with severe/extreme depression to be young women, brown, single, not religious, sedentary, presenting reduced leisure activities, history of anxiety and depression, increased medication use, and Covid-19 symptoms. CONCLUSION This study may help develop and systematically plan measures aimed to prevent, early identify, and properly manage clinical signs and symptoms of stress, anxiety, and depression during the Covid-19 pandemic.
  • Abortion after the Zika virus epidemic in Northeast Brazil Letters to the editor

    Diniz, Debora; Medeiros, Marcelo; Madeiro, Alberto
  • Smoking prevalence and economic crisis in Brazil Original Articles

    Souza, Luis Eugenio de; Rasella, Davide; Barros, Rafael; Lisboa, Erick; Malta, Déborah; Mckee, Martin

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    ABSTRACT OBJECTIVE To estimate the impact of the 2015–2018 economic crisis on tobacco consumption in Brazil. METHODS This is an interrupted time series analysis conducted with data from 27 cities collected by VIGITEL, using linear regression models to account for first-order autocorrelation. Analyses were conducted based on gender, age group, and education level. RESULTS Smoking rates decreased between 2006 and 2018, decelerating after the crisis onset. Differently than women, men showed an immediate but transient increase in smoking, followed by a decelerated decrease. Those over 65 also showed increased smoking rates immediately after the economic crisis onset, but decline accelerated later on. In turn, we found a trend reversal among those aged 31–44. Rates also decreased among those with lower education levels, but decelerated among those with more years of schooling. CONCLUSION An economic crisis have varied impacts on the smoking habits of different population groups. Tobacco control policies should entail a detailed understanding of smoking epidemiology, especially during an economic crisis.
  • Factors associated with musculoskeletal symptoms in professionals working in sitting position Original Articles

    Lopes, Anália Rosário; Trelha, Celita Salmaso; Robazzi, Maria Lúcia do Carmo Cruz; Reis, Roberta Alvarenga; Pereira, Maria José Bistafa; Santos, Claudia Benedita dos

    Abstract in Portuguese:

    RESUMO OBJETIVOS Estimar a prevalência de sintomas osteomusculares e analisar os fatores a eles associados em profissionais de setores administrativos que trabalham predominantemente na postura sentada. MÉTODOS Trata-se de estudo transversal com dados obtidos de 451 trabalhadores de instituição pública federal na região Sul do país. A variável dependente foi o número de sintomas osteomusculares nos últimos 12 meses, aferido utilizando-se o Questionário Nórdico de Sintomas Osteomusculares. Foram investigadas 19 variáveis independentes, divididas em quatro categorias: características sociodemográficas, comportamentais, ocupacionais e de saúde. Foi realizada análise univariada e, na sequência, regressão múltipla de Poisson com variância robusta. As variáveis independentes foram inseridas em blocos com critério backward stepwise, considerando o valor para estatística de Wald igual a 0,20. As medidas de efeito foram expressas em aumento relativo (AR) no valor médio, sendo os dados analisados para um nível de significância de 5%. RESULTADOS A prevalência estimada de sintomas osteomusculares nos últimos 12 meses foi de 90% (intervalo de confiança – IC95% 87–93). No modelo final da análise de regressão, as variáveis sexo feminino (AR = 14,75%), índice de capacidade para o trabalho baixo (AR = 100,02%) e moderado (AR = 64,06%), uso de medicamentos (AR = 48,06%) e circunferência da cintura em risco (AR = 15,59%) tiveram associação significativa com o aumento da média de sintomas; já a escolaridade com ensino técnico atuou como fator de proteção, reduzindo a média em 36,46%. CONCLUSÕES A alta prevalência de sintomas osteomusculares encontrada e os fatores associados indicam a necessidade de propor ações e cuidados específicos para essa população, como tratamento imediato dos sintomas e mudanças na organização e no ambiente laboral, a fim de alcançar equilíbrio e harmonia nas exigências do trabalho sentado prolongado e evitar o impacto dessa condição na saúde pública.

    Abstract in English:

    ABSTRACT OBJECTIVE To estimate the prevalence of musculoskeletal symptoms and analyze their associated factors in professionals from administrative sectors working predominantly in sitting position. METHODS This is a cross-sectional study with data obtained from 451 workers from a federal public institution in Southern Brazil. The dependent variable was the number of musculoskeletal symptoms in the prior 12 months, measured using the Nordic Musculoskeletal Questionnaire. In the analyses, 19 independent variables were investigated, divided into four categories: sociodemographic, behavioral, occupational and health characteristics. Univariate analysis and multiple Poisson regression with robust variance were performed. The independent variables were inserted into blocks with stepwise backward criterion, considering the value for Wald statistics equal to 0.20. The effect measures were expressed in a relative increase (RI) in the mean value, and the data were analyzed for a 5% significance level. RESULTS The estimated prevalence of musculoskeletal symptoms in the prior 12 months was 90% (confidence interval – 95%CI 87–93). In the final model of regression analysis, the variables female gender (RI = 14.75%), low (RI = 100.02%) and moderate (RI = 64.06%) work ability index, use of medications (RI = 48.06%) and waist circumference at risk (RI = 15.59%) had a significant association with the increase in the mean number of symptoms; schooling with technical education acted as a protective factor, reducing the mean by 36.46%. CONCLUSIONS The high prevalence of musculoskeletal symptoms found and the associated factors indicate the need to propose specific actions and care for this population, such as immediate treatment of symptoms and changes in the organization and work environment, to achieve balance and harmony in the demands of prolonged sitting work and avoid its impact effect of this condition on public health.
  • Body weight changes in the NutriNet Brasil cohort during the covid-19 pandemic Brief Communications

    Costa, Caroline dos Santos; Steele, Eurídice Martínez; Leite, Maria Alvim; Rauber, Fernanda; Levy, Renata Bertazzi; Monteiro, Carlos Augusto

    Abstract in Portuguese:

    RESUMO Este estudo descreve modificações no peso corporal de participantes da coorte NutriNet Brasil (n = 14.259) ocorridas durante a pandemia de covid-19. Foram analisados dados informados em período anterior ao início da pandemia (26/01/2020 a 18/03/2020) e cerca de 6 meses após (14/09/2020 a 19/10/2020). O ganho de peso ≥ 2 kg alcançou 19,7% dos participantes, mostrando-se diretamente associado ao sexo masculino, à menor escolaridade e à presença prévia de excesso de peso, sendo inversamente associado à idade. A perda de peso ≥ 2kg alcançou 15,2% dos participantes, mostrando-se diretamente associada ao sexo masculino e à presença prévia de excesso de peso, sendo inversamente associada à idade.

    Abstract in English:

    ABSTRACT This study describes body weight changes among participants of the NutriNet Brasil cohort (n = 14,259) during the covid-19 pandemic. We analyzed data reported before the pandemic onset (01/26/2020 to 03/18/2020) and about six months after (09/14/2020 to 10/19/2020). Our results show that 19.7% of the participants gained ≥ 2 kg. Weight gain was directly associated with male gender, lower education, and previous presence of overweight, and inversely associated with age. In turn, 15.2% lost ≥ 2kg, being directly associated with male gender and previous presence of overweight and inversely associated with age.
Faculdade de Saúde Pública da Universidade de São Paulo São Paulo - SP - Brazil
E-mail: revsp@org.usp.br