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Commuting and work accidents among occupied Brazilians, National Health Survey 2013 and 2019




Occupational Accidents, Occupational Accidents Registry, Health Surveys, Epidemiological Monitoring


Objective: To analyze the prevalence of accidents at work, according to sociodemographic and occupational variables, in 2013 and 2019. Methods: Cross-sectional study using data from the National Health Survey (PNS) 2013 and 2019. Typical work accidents (WA), detachment (DA) and Total Work Accidents (WAT) were evaluated.  The prevalence and 95% confidence intervals (95%CI) of WAT in 2013 and 2019 were estimated according the explanatory variables and for Federation Units and capitals. In 2019, the prevalence and 95%CI according to the explanatory variables were calculated using crude and adjusted for sex and age group prevalence ratios (PR). Results: WAT prevalence increased from 4.96% (95%CI: 4.55-5.38) in 2013 to 4.13% (95%CI: 3.80-4.46) in 2019. In 2013, Para led in prevalence of WAT, and Mato Grosso in 2019. The prevalence of WA and AD in 2019 were: 2.64% (95%CI: 2.37-2.91) and 1.60% (95%CI: 1.40-1.80). In 2019, the prevalence for WAT were higher for men (PR: 1.92; 95%CI 1.62-2.27); in 18-29 age group (PR: 2.71; 95%CI 1.99-3.68); people with complete elementary school and incomplete high school (PR: 2.09; 95%CI 1.57-2.78); and black (RP: 1.43; 95%CI 1.12-1.84). People without a formal contract had a lower prevalence of RTA (PR: 0.77; 95%CI 0.66-0.90). AT was higher in rural areas (PR: 1.32 (1.09-1.60). Conclusion: There was a reduction in WAT between 2013 and 2019. Men, young people, black people and individuals with less education, residents in rural area had higher prevalence of WA in 2019, demonstrating a relationship between health-disease-accident processes.


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Malta, D. C., Bernal, R. T. I., Vasconcelos, N. M. de, Ribeiro, A. P., Vasconcelos, L. L. C. de, & Machado, E. L. (2022). Commuting and work accidents among occupied Brazilians, National Health Survey 2013 and 2019. In SciELO Preprints.


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