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Epidemiologia e Serviços de Saúde

Print version ISSN 1679-4974On-line version ISSN 2237-9622

Abstract

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.  https://doi.org/10.5123/s1679-49742016000200018.

OBJECTIVE:

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.

METHODS:

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.

RESULTS:

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).

CONCLUSION:

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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