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Epidemiologia e Serviços de Saúde

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


GOUVEA, Ellen de Cassia Dutra Pozzetti; SZWARCWALD, Celia Landmann; DAMACENA, Giseli Nogueira  and  MOURA, Lenildo de. Self-report of medical diagnosis of chronic kidney disease: prevalence and characteristics in the Brazilian adult population, National Health Survey 2013 and 2019. Epidemiol. Serv. Saúde [online]. 2022, vol.31, n.esp1, e2021385.  Epub July 25, 2022. ISSN 1679-4974.


To estimate the prevalence of chronic kidney disease (CKD) in the adult Brazilian population and to describe its characteristics, according to the National Health Survey (PNS) 2013-2019.


Descriptive cross-sectional study, with adults participating in the PNS, based on self-reported medical diagnosis of CKD. Prevalence of CKD and their respective 95% confidence intervals (95%CI) were estimated for Brazil.


In 2013, 60,202 individuals were analyzed, and in 2019, 85,854. The prevalence of self-reported diagnosis of CKD in both editions was 1.4% and increased with increasing age. In 2019, the prevalence of self-reported CKD was 3.3% (95%CI 2.9;3.7) in hypertensive individuals, 4.1% (95%CI 3.4;5.0) among diabetics, and 3.3% (95%CI 2.8;3.9) in those reporting hypercholesterolemia.


The prevalence of CKD in Brazil remained stable in the period but reinforces the need for expansion of diagnosis and strengthening of primary care in the Brazilian National Health System (SUS).

Keywords : Renal Insufficiency Chronic; Risk Factors; Prevalence; Health Surveys.

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