SciELO - Scientific Electronic Library Online

vol.24 issue1Aportes de los estudios comparativos para la comprensión de las políticas y sistemas de salud en países de América LatinaEffects of prenatal exposure to methylmercury in children auditory processing author indexsubject indexarticles search
Home Pagealphabetic serial listing  

Services on Demand




Related links


Cadernos Saúde Coletiva

Print version ISSN 1414-462XOn-line version ISSN 2358-291X


ALVES, Davi da Silveira Barroso; BARBOSA, Maria Tereza Serrano; CAFFARENA, Ernesto Raúl  and  SILVA, Alexandre Sousa da. Demographic aging characterization in the city of Rio de Janeiro: contributions to sustainable public policies. Cad. saúde colet. [online]. 2016, vol.24, n.1, pp.63-69.  Epub Mar 11, 2016. ISSN 1414-462X.


Describe the stage of population aging in the city of Rio de Janeiro.


Ecological study with the 160 city neighborhoods as observational units, using social and demographic indicators built with information from the 2010 census. The exploratory analysis was undertaken with thematic maps, and the spatial dependence was measured with the Global Moran’s Index. K-means clustering was used for grouping neighborhoods with similar aging stages.


Three neighborhood clusters in different stages of population aging were found and a spatial trend in the west-east direction was identified, with neighborhoods in the ‘South Zone’ in a more advanced stage of population aging.


The study identified differences in the population aging process and in the age composition of neighborhoods, indicating the need for specific public health policies that allow for the particularities of this process in each location, aiming a sustainable population aging.

Keywords : population aging; public health policies; spacial analysis.

        · abstract in Portuguese     · text in Portuguese     · Portuguese ( pdf )