Family Health Program Brazil Coverage and access. Aluísio J D Barros Andréa D Bertoldi Juraci Cesar Cesar G Victora Epidemiologic Research Center, UFPel Pelotas, Brazil. Centiles of income distribution in Brazil. Values in US dollars. Data: Sample from 2000 Census, IBGE.
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Aluísio J D Barros
Andréa D Bertoldi
Cesar G Victora
Epidemiologic Research Center, UFPel
Centiles of income distribution in Brazil. Values in US dollars. Data: Sample from 2000 Census, IBGE.Brazil: country of inequalities
56 operating for more than 6 months
covered population ~ 140.000
mainly poor peripheral areas
69 out of 75 municipalities covered
~ 70% population
400 units operating
runs in parallel with Community Health Worker program
PSF + PACS = 3000 CHWsPSF status
wealth index created using 2000 Census sample variables
decile cutpoints calculated for POA
possible to classify the survey sample using the city population as reference (or state, country)
assets + schooling of head of hh’d
population divided into quintiles
variables not compatible with the national index used in POAEconomic classification
Residents of all ages in an area covered by PSF
*Covered individuals are those living in the PSF areas.
**Covered individuals are those who actually used the PSF in the previous 6 months.
Children < 5 years-old
Economic distribution among those who use the PSF
No antenatal care by economic level
Inadequate antenatal care by economic level
*Adequate = at least 6 consultations starting in the first 3 months of pregnancy