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Health promotion in school environment in Brazil

Overview of attention for article published in Revista de Saúde Pública, January 2017
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Health promotion in school environment in Brazil
Published in
Revista de Saúde Pública, January 2017
DOI 10.1590/s1518-8787.2017051006709
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Rogério Lessa Horta, Cristine Scattolin Andersen, Raquel Oliveira Pinto, Bernardo Lessa Horta, Maryane Oliveira-Campos, Marco Antonio Ratzsch de Andreazzi, Deborah Carvalho Malta


Evaluate the school environments to which ninth-year students are exposed in Brazil and in the five regions of the country according to health promotion guidelines. Cross-sectional study from 2012, with a representative sample of Brazil and its macroregions. We interviewed ninth-year schoolchildren and managers of public and private schools. We proposed a score of health promotion in the school environment (EPSAE) and estimated the distribution of school members according to this score. Crude and adjusted odds ratios (OR) were used, by ordinal regression, to determine the schoolchildren and schools with higher scores, according to the independent variables. A student is more likely to attend a school with a higher EPSAE in the South (OR = 2.80; 95%CI 2.67-2.93) if the school is private (OR = 4.52; 95%CI 4.25-4.81) and located in a state capital, as well as if the student is 15 years of age or older, has a paid job, or has parents with higher education. The inequalities among the country's regions and schools are significant, demonstrating the need for resources and actions that promote greater equity. Avaliar os ambientes escolares aos quais estão expostos estudantes do nono ano no Brasil e nas cinco regiões do país segundo diretrizes de promoção da saúde. Estudo transversal, de 2012, com amostra representativa do Brasil e suas macrorregiões. Escolares do nono ano e gestores de escolas públicas e privadas foram entrevistados. Foi proposto o Escore de Promoção de Saúde no Ambiente Escolar (EPSAE) e foi estimada a distribuição dos escolares segundo esse escore e segundo odds ratio (OR) brutas e ajustadas, por regressão ordinal, para exposição dos escolares a escolas com escores mais elevados, segundo as variáveis independentes. Um escolar tem mais probabilidade de frequentar escola com EPSAE elevado na região Sul (OR = 2,80; IC95% 2,67-2,93) se a escola for privada privada (OR = 4,52; IC95% 4,25-4,81) e estiver localizada em capital de estado e se o escolar tiver 15 anos de idade ou mais, exercer atividade remunerada ou tiver mãe ou pai com escolaridade superior. São importantes as desigualdades entre regiões do país e entre redes de ensino, tornando clara a necessidade de alocação de recursos e ações que promovam maior equidade.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Brazil 1 1%
Unknown 69 99%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 9 13%
Student > Master 8 11%
Student > Ph. D. Student 7 10%
Student > Postgraduate 6 9%
Student > Doctoral Student 6 9%
Other 19 27%
Unknown 15 21%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Nursing and Health Professions 13 19%
Medicine and Dentistry 11 16%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 6 9%
Sports and Recreations 5 7%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 2 3%
Other 13 19%
Unknown 20 29%

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