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Prevalence of depression and factors associated with Brazilian workers

International Journal of Family & Community Medicine
Rafael Haeffner,1 Leni de Lima Santana2

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Objective: To describe the prevalence and analyze the factors associated with depression related to workers in Brazil.
Methods: cross-sectional analysis, which used data from the National Health Survey, which took place in 2013. The variables analyzed were gender, age, skin color, education, smoking, sleep deprivation, country region and occupation. Descriptive measures were taken as prevalence of the injury and association with odds ratio.
Results: the prevalence of aggression was 6.2% among workers and the categories most related to women, aged from 40 years, higher education level, smokers, southern region of the country and occupations of health, trade and repair and basic sanitation.
Conclusion: of the categories associated with the outcome of some confirmed literature, and others in particular, such as branches of economic activities, use of new studies for better elucidation as a factor associated with depression in workers.


prevalence, depression, epidemiology, occupational health, population