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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Prevalence Of Self-reported Hearing Loss And Attributed Causes: A Population-based Study [prevalência De Deficiência Auditiva Referida E Causas Atribuídas: Um Estudo De Base Populacional]
Author: Cruz M.S.
de Oliveira L.R.
Carandina L.
Lima M.C.P.
Cesar C.L.G.
Barros M.B.A.
Alves M.C.G.P.
Goldbaum M.
Abstract: The objective was to determine the prevalence of self-reported hearing loss in four urban ar-eas in São Paulo State, Brazil, and to describe the causes and socio-demographic variables. This was a population-based cross-sectional study with data on individuals 12 years or older living in the areas in 2001 and 2002. Participation included 5,250 subjects selected by two-stage probability sampling, stratified in clusters. Data analysis was exploratory, in-cluding bivariate and multiple logistic regres-sion analysis. Prevalence of hearing loss was 5.21%, and higher levels were associated with: age > 59 years (18.7%), illness in the 15 days prior to the interview (8.4%), common mental disorders (8.8%), and use of medication in the previous 3 days (8.4%). The study of factors as-sociated with hearing loss can lead to health interventions for addressing that the popula-tion's real needs, mostly in primary care. More population-based studies on hearing are need-ed in Brazil, since there are few publications on the subject.
Citation: Cadernos De Saude Publica. , v. 25, n. 5, p. 1123 - 1131, 2009.
Rights: aberto
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Date Issue: 2009
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