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National Health Survey 2019: history, methods and perspectives


  • Sheila Rizzato Stopa Ministério da Saúde
  • Célia Landmann Szwarcwald Fundação Instituto Oswaldo Cruz
  • Max Moura de Oliveira Ministério da Saúde
  • Ellen de Cassia Dutra Pozzetti Gouvea Ministério da Saúde
  • Maria Lúcia França Pontes Vieira Fundação Instituto Brasileiro de Geografia e Estatística
  • Marcos Paulo Soares de Freitas Fundação Instituto Brasileiro de Geografia e Estatística
  • Luciana Monteiro Vasconcelos Sardinha Ministério da Saúde
  • Eduardo Marques Macário Ministério da Saúde
  • Danielle Keylla Alencar Cruz Ministério da Saúde
  • Luiza Eunice Sá da Silva Ministério da Saúde
  • Patrícia Pereira Vasconcelos de Oliveira Ministério da Saúde
  • Paula Carvalho de Freitas Ministério da Saúde
  • Valéria Cristina de Albuquerque Brito Ministério da Saúde
  • Vera Lúcia Tierling Ministério da Saúde
  • Vinícius Oliveira de Moura Pereira Ministério da Saúde
  • Giseli Nogueira Damacena Fundação Instituto Oswaldo Cruz
  • Paulo Roberto Borges de Souza Júnior Fundação Instituto Oswaldo Cruz
  • Marcia Vargas Fundação Instituto Brasileiro de Geografia e Estatística
  • Marina Ferreira Fortes Águas Fundação Instituto Brasileiro de Geografia e Estatística



Health Surveys, Cross-Sectional Studies, Methodology, Sample size, Population Characteristics, Brazil


This article presents the history and construction of the National Health Survey (PNS) 2019, a household survey conducted in partnership with the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics. The objective was to provide the country with information on the determinants, conditions and health needs of the Brazilian population. The expected sample was 108,525 households, considering a non-response rate of 20%. The questionnaire had three parts: (i) regarding the household; (ii) to all residents of the household, focusing on the collection of socioeconomic and health information; and (iii) aimed at the selected resident (15 years or more) for whom lifestyles, chronic diseases, violence, among other topics were investigated, and anthropometric measures (sub-sample) were measured. The PNS information will serve as a basis for the (re)formulation of health policies, as well as support for existing actions and programs of the Unified Health System.


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