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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: The Use Of Medication And Associated Factors Among Adults Living In Campinas, São Paulo, Brazil: Differences Between Men And Women.
Author: Francisco, Priscila Maria Stolses Bergamo
Bastos, Tássia Fraga
Costa, Karen Sarmento
do Prado, Maria Aparecida Medeiros Barros
Barros, Marilisa Berti de Azevedo
Abstract: The objective of this study was to verify factors associated with the use of medication by adults, with emphasis on the differences between men and women. It was a population-based, cross-sectional study with cluster sampling conducted in two stages in Campinas in the state of São Paulo in 2008. Among the 2,413 individuals aged 20 or older, the prevalence of use of at least one drug in the three days before the research was 45.4% (95% CI: 41.3 - 49.4) in men and 64.6% (95% CI: 59.8 - 69.2) in women. For adult men over 40 years old who were not working, former smokers, with one or more chronic diseases, with two or more health problems and who sought health care or a health professional in the two weeks preceding the research showed higher prevalence of medication use. Among women, a higher prevalence of use was observed in females over 40, obese, former smokers, who reported a short sleep pattern, with one or more chronic diseases and two or more health problems, and who reported seeking a health care service or professional in the past 15 days. The findings showed some differences in the determinants of drug use in relation to gender, revealing the greater importance of health-related behavior among women.
Citation: Ciência & Saúde Coletiva. v. 19, n. 12, p. 4909-21, 2014-Dec.
Rights: aberto
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Date Issue: 2014
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