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Epidemiologia e Serviços de Saúde

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MALTA, Deborah Carvalho et al. Brazilian lifestyles: National Health Survey results, 2013Brazilian lifestyles: National Health Survey results, 2013. Epidemiol. Serv. Saúde [online]. 2015, vol.24, n.2, pp.217-226. ISSN 2237-9622.


to describe lifestyles of the Brazilian population with regard to nutrition, physical activity, alcohol consumption and tobacco smoking.


this was a descriptive study using National Health Survey (2013) data collected from 64.348 households. Lifestyle Indicators prevalences and 95% confidence intervals were calculated for people aged 18 years or older.


prevalences were as follows: Fruits and vegetables 37.3°% (95%CI: 36.4%-38.1%); excessivefat consumption 37.2% (95%CI: 36.4%-38.0%), soft drinks 23.4% (95%CI: 22.7%-24.1%%); beans 71.9% (95%CI: 71.2%-72.6%); practicing physical activity during leisure time was observed in 22.5% of adults (95%CI: 21.8%-23.1%); smoking 14.5% (95%CI: 14.0%-15.0%); alcohol abuse 13.7% (95%CI: 13.1%-14.2%).


high prevalences of risk factors for non-communicable chronic diseases in adults were found.

Keywords : Life Style; Risk Factors; Chronic Disease; Health Surveys; Epidemiology, Descriptive; Life Style; Risk Factors; Chronic Disease; Health Surveys; Epidemiology, Descriptive.

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