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Investigating the aged population of Tanguá city: the profile of the frequenters of a health polyclinic

Investigando a população idosa do município de Tanguá: o perfil dos frequentadores de uma policlínica de saúde
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Louro, Julianne Quinellato; Junior, Edmundo de Drummond Alves; Paula, Fátima de Lima; Prata, Hugo Leonardo; Santos, Jéssica Janete Novaes; Vieira, Elciana

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Abstract Objective: Describe the profile of the aged users of a health polyclinic of the Tanguá city, Rio de Janeiro. Method: Transversal, descriptive study. It was used as an instrument for data collection a questionnaire, participating 180 elderly. Results: There was in interviewed population a prevalence of the feminine sex, low education and the majority lived with family; regarding to health data, 25% and 56.6% consider its health as good or reasonable, respectively, even those with confirmed diseases, being the arterial hypertension the illness most prevalent. Conclusion: The mapping of the characteristics of older people from a particular region contributes to the understanding of aging Brazilian, as well as new directions for public policy.
Keywords polyclinic; elderly; Brazil; health; illness; health policy
Classification Medicine, Social Medicine
Document language Portugese
Publication Year 2013
Page/Pages p. 3894-3903
Journal Revista de Pesquisa: Cuidado é Fundamental Online, 5 (2013) 2
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.9789/2175-5361.2013v5n2p3894
ISSN 2175-5361
Status Published Version; reviewed
Licence Free Digital Peer Publishing Licence