Brazilian Survey on Nutrition and Health, 1989 (ICPSR 2294)

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The Brazilian Survey on Nutrition and Health, 1989 (PNSN-1989) provides information on various measures of nutrition and health for the Brazilian population, including anthropometric measures, health conditions, access to public health services, food supplementation, and obstetrical data. Evaluation of nutritional conditions is based upon measures of weight and height. Demographic and socioeconomic variables included in the survey cover population, housing conditions, level of education, household income, and occupation.

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Study Description


Instituto Nacional de Alimentacao e Nutricao (Brazil), and Instituto de Pesquisa Economica Aplicada (Brazil). Brazilian Survey on Nutrition and Health, 1989. ICPSR02294-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1998.

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This study was funded by:

  • Instituto Brasileiro de Geografia e Estatistics (Brazil)
  • Instituto Nacional de Alimentacao e Nutricao (Brazil)

Scope of Study

Subject Terms:   body height, body weight, food safety, health care access, health care services, nutrition, physical condition, population characteristics, public health

Geographic Coverage:   Brazil, Global

Time Period:  

  • 1989

Universe:   The Brazilian population.

Data Types:   clinical data, survey data

Data Collection Notes:

The documentation for this survey is provided in Portuguese.


Sample:   Multistage probability sample.

Data Source:

personal interviews and anthropometric measurements


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