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Epidemiologia e Serviços de Saúde

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SANTOS, Maria Aline Siqueira et al. Non-communicable hospital morbidity trends in Brazil, 2002-2012Non-communicable chronic disease hospital morbidity trends in Brazil, 2002-2012. Epidemiol. Serv. Saúde [online]. 2015, vol.24, n.3, pp.389-398. ISSN 2237-9622.


to analyze main Non-Communicable Diseases (NCD) hospitalization trends between 2002 and 2012.


an ecological time series study was performed for Brazil and regions; data were obtained from the National Hospitalization Information System; Prais-Winsten regression models were used.


For Brazil as a whole hospitalization rates were stable for cardiovascular diseases (-2.00%; 95%CI:-6.23;4.47), cancer (-5.30%; 95%CI:-6.29;10.77) and diabetes (4.71%; 95%CI:-9.78;5.79); chronic respiratory disease rates decreased (-11.78%; 95%CI:-14.69;-1.40); rates increased among menfor cancer (8,63%; 95%CI:4.72;11.91) and diabetes (7.75%; 95%CI:4.80;11.28); rates increased for diabetes in the Northern region (18,89%; 95%CI:4.75;19.78).


overall trends in NCD hospitalizations were stable in this period, although some clear variations according to sex and regions were observed.

Keywords : Cardiovascular Diseases; Respiratory Tract Diseases; Neoplasms; Diabetes Mellitus; Temporal Distribution; Cardiovascular Diseases; Respiratory Tract Diseases; Neoplasms; Diabetes Mellitus; Temporal Distribution.

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