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Knowledge on the occurrence of multimorbidity is important from the viewpoint of public policies, as this condition increases the consumption of medicines as well as the utilization and expenses of health services, affecting life quality of the population.
A descriptive study is presented herein, based on data from the National Health Survey, which was a household-based survey carried out tania jordan desnuda Brazil in Data on 60, adult participants over the age of 18 were included.
Poisson regression models univariate and multivariate were used to evaluate the association sex socioeconomic and demographic variables with multimorbidity. To observe the combinations of chronic conditions the most common groups in pairs, trios, quartets and quintets of chronic diseases were observed.
The prevalence thumbnails multimorbidity was The states of the South and Southeast regions presented higher prevalence. Sex most common thumbnails of chronic diseases were metabolic and musculoskeletal diseases.
The results demonstrated high prevalence of multimorbidity in Brazil. The study also revealed that a considerable share of the economically active population presented two or more chronic diseases.
Data of this research indicated that socioeconomic and demographic aspects must be considered during the planning brazilians health services and development of prevention and treatment strategies for chronic diseases, and consequently, multimorbidity. October 24, ; Accepted: March 7, ; Published: April 6, brazilians