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Epidemiologia e Serviços de Saúde

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MALTA, Deborah Carvalho et al. Indicators of the line of care for people with diabetes in Brazil: National Health Survey 2013 and 2019. Epidemiol. Serv. Saúde [online]. 2022, vol.31, n.esp1, e2021382.  Epub July 27, 2022. ISSN 1679-4974.


To compare health care indicators for adults with medical diagnosis of diabetes mellitus (DM) in Brazil, in 2013 and 2019, and analyze the indicators for 2019 according to sociodemographic characteristics.


Cross-sectional study using data from the 2013 and 2019 National Health Survey. Care indicators were evaluated in people with medical diagnosis of DM.


DM prevalence increased from 6.2% (2013) to 7.7% (2019). Between 2013 and 2019, there was an increase in the use of medications (from 80.2% to 88.8%) and of medical care (from 73.2% to 79.1%), a reduction in the use of Popular Pharmacy Program medications (from 57.4% to 51.5%) and in follow-up with the same physician (from 65.2% to 59.4%). In 2019, poorer indicators were observed for individuals who were male, younger, Black and Brown, and with lower education and income.


Most indicators remained similar in the last five years, with differences according to sociodemographic characteristics in 2019.

Keywords : Adult; Non-communicable Diseases; Diabetes Mellitus; Epidemiology; Health Surveys.

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