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Starts collecting samples for research that shows the profile of the Brazilian health

Blood tests will be done and urine that will diagnose diseases such as diabetes, hypertension, anemia and dengue

 
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Began on Monday (9) collecting samples for testing from the National Health Service (PNS). The survey, commissioned by the Ministry of Health to the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE), seeks to make a profile of the population in relation to the prevalence of chronic diseases, the lifestyles and access to medical care. To this end, questionnaires are applied in a sample of about 80,000 households based on census. In addition, about 20 thousand households of clinical tests are being made.

Never been done in Latin America, in a country the size of Brazil mainly research-based sample census, sample represents the population. Therefore, the information gathered from the survey can be extrapolated to the entire population, said Director of Philanthropy Syrian-Lebanese Hospital, Sergio Zanetta. The hospital, based in São Paulo, is responsible for organizing the network of sample collection.

Blood tests will be done and urine that will diagnose diseases such as diabetes, hypertension, anemia and dengue. Diseases in which it is important to know their size, their number, their geographical distribution and the importance of each in Brazil, Zanetta said. Are also collected data related to the habits of the population, as the amount of salt intake. This is important to profile the doctor salt consumption in the country, which is one of the factors associated with the development of a number of diseases, especially arterial hypertension.

In addition to delimit public policies related to health, Zanetta says the research will become a starting point for studies and projects. This is a fundamental tool for the development of research in Brazil, will be used for many years as a basis for various research and development of various projects, he said.

Are being invested in the project R $ 21 million, $ 15 million transferred by the Ministry of Health to the IBGE and U.S. $ 6 million for the Syrian-Lebanese Hospital. The philanthropic organization is the contribution from the proceeds of the tax breaks you are entitled. To run the sample collection, the hospital partnered with the group Diagnostics of America and the Fleury Laboratory. Involved about 470 thousand professionals from laboratories in 671 municipalities.

Source: AGÊNCIA BRASIL
   Palavras-chave:   National Health Survey    Gathering material    Examinations    IBGE    Ministry of Health    Chronic diseases    Health   
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