SciELO - Scientific Electronic Library Online

 
vol.44 issue6Yellow fever in Brazil: thoughts and hypotheses on the emergence in previously free areasAnalysis of the academic production in food safety surveillance, 1993-2007 author indexsubject indexarticles search
Home Pagealphabetic serial listing  

Revista de Saúde Pública

Print version ISSN 0034-8910

Abstract

FREITAS, Isabel Cristina Martins de  and  MORAES, Suzana Alves de. Economic profile of Ribeirão Preto population: application of the National Economic Indicator. Rev. Saúde Pública [online]. 2010, vol.44, n.6, pp. 1150-1154. ISSN 0034-8910.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0034-89102010000600022.

The study aimed to apply the National Economic Indicator on data from a cross-sectional population-based study (nw =2,197) in the city of Ribeirão Preto, Southeastern Brazil, in 2006. Compared to Brazil, the indicator presented a concentration around the last five deciles and was similar to that of the municipality of São Paulo, also in Southeastern Brazil. Differences were observed concerning the gender of the head of the family, showing more unfavourable conditions to families headed by women. Easy calculation and application along with the possibility of comparison with other Brazilian cities confirm that this indicator is a practical tool that can be applied to population-based studies in the evaluation of socioeconomic level.

Keywords : Economic Indexes; Income; Socioeconomic Factors; Socioeconomic Analysis; Social Conditions; Cross-Sectional Studies.

        · abstract in Portuguese | Spanish     · text in English | Portuguese     · pdf in English | Portuguese