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Epidemiologia e Serviços de Saúde

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SOUZA, Maximiliano Loiola Ponte de. Mental disorders record on the Brazilian primary health care information system, 2014. Epidemiol. Serv. Saúde [online]. 2016, vol.25, n.2, pp.405-410. ISSN 1679-4974.


to describe the occurrence of the recording of mental disorders (MD) in primary health care (PHC) services in Brazilian municipalities and to analyze associated factors.


an ecological study was conducted using PHC Information System secondary data for the year 2014; the magnitude of the occurrence of MD recording was assessed through indicators developed for this purpose; bivariate analysis was used.


15,216 MD cases were recorded in 42 (0.8%) municipalities, corresponding to 16.9 MD cases/100,000 inhabitants for Brazil, with significant variations between the country's macro-regions; MD recording in PHC was most frequent in the Southeast and Southern macro-regions (p=0.001), in state capital cities (p<0.001), in municipalities with more than 200,000 inhabitants (p<0.001), those with PHC coverage greater than 75% (p=0.005) and those with Psychosocial Care Centers (p=0.001).


recording of MD in PHC is incipient, unequally distributed and possibly dependent on local initiatives.

Keywords : Mental Health; Ecological Studies; Primary Health Care; Information Systems; Brazil.

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