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Population with cardiovascular risk receiving drug therapy and counseling: a Brazilian perspective on the global target, 2014-2015




Cardiovascular Diseases, Secondary Prevention, Public Health, Cross-Sectional Studies


Objective: To estimate the prevalence of high cardiovascular risk (CVR) and the proportion of people with high CVR who receive treatment and counseling, to investigate the sociodemographic factors associated with this outcome, in Brazil. Methods: Cross-sectional study, using subsample data from the National Health Survey, collected by biochemical tests, in 2014-2015. Poisson regression was used. Results: The proportion of high CVR in men was 11.2% (95%CI 9.6;12.9), and in women 10.4% (95%CI 9.2;11.8%). In the group with high CVR, 68.8% (95%CI 63.7;73.4%) received counseling, 59.3% (95%CI 54.2;64.3%) medication, and 55.6% (95%CI 50.4;60.7%) both. In the multivariate analysis, receiving treatment and counseling was associated with age 50 years and over, and poor/very poor health self-assessment (PR=1.26 – 95%CI 1.06;1.51). Conclusion: The proportion of people with elevated CVR who received treatment and counseling was over 50%.


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