Journal of
Public Health and Epidemiology

  • Abbreviation: J. Public Health Epidemiol.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-2316
  • DOI: 10.5897/JPHE
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 569

Full Length Research Paper

Household location and self-assessed health among Brazilian adults living in large cities: A multilevel analysis

José Rodrigo de Moraes*
  • José Rodrigo de Moraes*
  • Departamento de Estatística, Instituto de Matemática e Estatística, Universidade Federal Fluminense, Rua Mario Santos Braga s/ nº ? Campus Valonguinho ? 7º andar ? Centro, Niterói / Rio de Janeiro, CEP: 24020-140
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Jéssica Pronestino de Lima Moreira
  • Jéssica Pronestino de Lima Moreira
  • Instituto de Estudos em Saúde Coletiva, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro - Rio de Janeiro (RJ), Brasil.
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Karynna Pimentel Viana
  • Karynna Pimentel Viana
  • Instituto de Estudos em Saúde Coletiva, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro - Rio de Janeiro (RJ), Brasil.
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Alexandre dos Santos Brito
  • Alexandre dos Santos Brito
  • Instituto de Estudos em Saúde Coletiva, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro - Rio de Janeiro (RJ), Brasil.
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Ronir Raggio Luiz
  • Ronir Raggio Luiz
  • Instituto de Estudos em Saúde Coletiva, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro - Rio de Janeiro (RJ), Brasil.
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  •  Received: 22 August 2014
  •  Accepted: 28 January 2015
  •  Published: 31 March 2015

Abstract

This paper evaluated the effect of household location on self-assessed health among adults living in large cities, with adjustments for environmental characteristics inside and outside homes and for characteristics of the individual. The results showed that, in comparison with rural areas, urban areas were associated with better self-assessed health levels among adults. Although the adjusted analysis did not show any statistically significant difference in self-assessed health levels between the urban and rural areas, the study showed, independent of whether living spaces were urban or rural and the effect of living conditions in environments inside and outside homes, on self-assessed health levels.

 

Key words: Self-assessed health, household location, multilevel analysis.