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Title: Self-reported occupational accidents among Brazil’s adult population based on data from the 2013 National Health Survey.
Authors: Malta, Deborah Carvalho
Stopa, Sheila Rizzato
Silva, Marta Maria Alves da
Szwarcwald, Célia Landmann
Franco, Marco da Silveira
Santos, Flavia Vinhaes
Machado, Elaine Leandro
Goméz, Carlos Minayo
Keywords: Work
Health surveys
Epidemiological surveillance
Issue Date: 2017
Citation: MALTA, D. C. et al. Self-reported occupational accidents among Brazil’s adult population based on data from the 2013 National Health Survey. Ciência & Saúde Coletiva, v. 22, p. 169-178, 2017. Disponível em: <>. Acesso em: 29 ago. 2017.
Abstract: Objective: to provide an overview of occupational accidents among Brazil’s adult population. Methods: descriptive study using data from the 2013 National Health Survey. Results: A total of 4.9 million workers mentioned having suffered some kind of work-related accident, which is equivalent to 3.4% (CI95% 4.6-5.6) of Brazil’s adult population. Prevalence rates were higher among men, young adults aged between 18 and 39 years, and black people and in the North Region of the country. Prevalence was highest in the State of Para and lowest in the State of Rio de Janeiro State. Around one third of all accidents were commuting accidents, 50.4% (CI95% 45.3-55.5) of people who had suffered an occupational accident were prevented from carrying out some kind of routine activity due to the accident, 8.8% (CI95% 6.4-11.2) were hospitalized and 19% (CI95% 15.3-22.7) had sequelae resulting from occupational accidents. Conclusion: the data provided by the National Health Survey comprises an unprecedented and invaluable source of information on these issues in Brazil. The results of the survey confirm that occupational accidents are underreported, since official figures do not cover individuals working in the informal sector.
ISSN: 1413-8123
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