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Epidemiologia e Serviços de Saúde

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BARBOSA, Rose Elizabeth Cabral et al. Prevalence of negative self-rated health and associated factors among healthcare workers in a Southeast Brazilian city. Epidemiol. Serv. Saúde [online]. 2020, vol.29, n.2, e2019358.  Epub Apr 17, 2020. ISSN 2237-9622.


to investigate the prevalence of negative self-rated health and associated factors among municipal health service workers in Diamantina, MG, Brazil.


this was a cross-sectional census study using Poisson regression.


203 health workers took part in the study, 70.9% were female, and 57.1% were up to 38 years old; prevalence of negative self-rated health was 28.6% (95%CI22.4;34.8); in the multivariate analysis, the following were associated with the outcome: being 39 years old or more (PR=1.56 – 95%CI1.01;2.40), monthly family income >3 minimum wages (PR=0.63 – 95%CI0.41;0.97), having another paid occupation (PR=0.55 – 95%CI0.34;0.89), poor sleep quality (PR=1.99 – 95%CI1.32;2.99), diagnosis of one disease (PR=2.33 – 95%CI1.13;4.81) or multiple diseases (PR=2.63 – 95%CI1.32;5.24), suffering aggression at work (PR=1.92 – 95%CI1.29;2.85), and frequent participation in domestic activities (PR=0.55 – 95%CI0.38;0.80).


prevalence of negative self-rated health was high and was associated with sociodemographic, occupational, behavioral and health situation factors.

Keywords : Diagnostic Self Evaluation; Health Personnel; Occupational Health; Prevalence; Cross-Sectional Studies.

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