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Structure and work process for the actions of food and nutrition in Primary Health Care in Brazil, 2014




Structure of Services, Process Assessment, Health Care, Primary Health Care, Nutrition Programs and Policies, Cross-Sectional Studies


Objective: To evaluate the conditions of structure and work process for food and nutrition actions in primary health care in Brazil. Methods: Cross-sectional study with secondary data from the Program for Improving Access and Quality in Primary Care. The proportions of adequacy of the Basic Health Units (UBS) and health teams were described according to organizational variables for the reason of the prevalence and Poisson Regression. Results: 19,793 UBS and 24,549 teams were analyzed; 35.0% (n=6.928) of the UBS were considered adequate for the structure and 7.9% (n=1,934) of the appropriate teams in the work process. In the association analyzes, the UBS in the South region (44.7%) and the teams in the Southeast region (10.9%) stand out, in addition to municipalities with more than 300 thousand inhabitants. Conclusion: The UBS and teams analyzed presented a low proportion of adquacy for structure and work process for the actions of food and nutrition.


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