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Epidemiologia e Serviços de Saúde

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SILVA, Marcus Tolentino  and  GALVAO, Taís Freire. Use of health services among adults living in Manaus Metropolitan Region, Brazil: population-based survey, 2015. Epidemiol. Serv. Saúde [online]. 2017, vol.26, n.4, pp.725-734. ISSN 1679-4974.


to describe the use of health services in adults living in Manaus Metropolitan Region, Amazonas, Brazil.


a population-based cross-sectional study was carried out with adults (≥18 years) living in Manaus Metropolitan Region in 2015; probabilistic sampling with three-stage clusters was used; data were collected at the participants’ households.


4,001 adults participated, 52.8% were women, 49.7% aged 18-34 years; 80% rated their health status as good/regular; in the fortnight previous to the survey, 20.9% (95%CI 19.7;22.2%) had used a health service, 44.4% of those visited a primary health care unit; 2.9% (95%CI 2.4;3.4%) never used a health service; among those who already visited a doctor (n=3,886), most gave positive feedback about the last visit.


health situation and last medical visit were positively assessed; one fifth of the population had used a health service in the two weeks prior to the interview, primary health care units were the main services used.

Keywords : Health Services; Diagnosis of Health Situation; Population; Surveys and Questionnaires; Epidemiology, Descriptive.

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