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Accessibility to health services and position of users in the social space in Salvador, Bahia, Brazil, 2006: a cross-sectional study

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DOI:

https://doi.org/10.1590/s1679-49742021000200021

Keywords:

Health Services Accessibility, Primary Health Care, Health Status Disparities, Cross-Sectional Studies

Abstract

Objective: To analyze the association between social position and access to health services. Methods: Cross-sectional study in selected health units of Salvador, Bahia, Brazil. Pearson's chi-square test and logistic regression were used. Results: 467 users participated, 75.6% did not finish high school; 78.7% had <2 minimum wages; 51.8% had intermediate/qualified occupations. Low income was associated with arriving at the health unit the night before or before 8 am. (odds ratio = 2.09 – 95%IC 1.13;3.87) and spend more time making an appointment (odds ratio = 2.13 – 95%IC 1.05;4.31). Elementary occupation was associated with scheduling with face-to-face appointment scheduling (odds ratio = 1.68 – 95%IC 1.14;2.45). Education and social trajectory showed no significant association with the use of health services. Conclusion: Social inequalities in access to services remained after intervention to improve accessibility.

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Posted

03/02/2021

How to Cite

Melo, D. C., Vieira-da-Silva, L. M. ., Cunha, A. B. O., Costa, M. da C. N., & Cruz, S. A. (2021). Accessibility to health services and position of users in the social space in Salvador, Bahia, Brazil, 2006: a cross-sectional study. In SciELO Preprints. https://doi.org/10.1590/s1679-49742021000200021

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Health Sciences

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