Impact of the Family Health Program on Infant Mortality in Brazilian Municipalities.

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    • NAICS/Industry Codes:
      621494 Community health centres
      621498 All Other Outpatient Care Centers
      623220 Residential Mental Health and Substance Abuse Facilities
      624190 Other Individual and Family Services
      913910 Other local, municipal and regional public administration
      525120 Health and Welfare Funds
    • Abstract:
      Objectives. We evaluated the effects of the Family Health Program (FHP), a strategy for reorganization of primary health care at a nationwide level in Brazil, on infant mortality at a municipality level. Methods. We collected data on FHP coverage and infant mortality rates for 771 of 5561 Brazilian municipalities from 1996 to 2004. We performed a multivariable regression analysis for panel data with a negative binomial response by using fixed-effects models that controlled for demographic, social, and economic variables. Results. We observed a statistically significant negative association between FHP coverage and infant mortality rate. After we controlled for potential confounders, the reduction in the infant mortality rate was 13.0%, 16.0%, and 22.0%, respectively for the 3 levels of FHP coverage. The effect of the FHP was greater in municipalities with a higher infant mortality rate and lower human development index at the beginning of the study period. Conclusions. The FHP had an important effect on reducing the infant mortality rate in Brazilian municipalities from 1996 to 2004. The FHP may also contribute toward reducing health inequalities. (Am J Public Health. 2008;99:87-93. doi: 10.2105/AJPH.2007.127480) [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]
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    • Full Text Word Count:
      5685
    • ISSN:
      0090-0036
    • Accession Number:
      10.2105/AJPH.2007.127480
    • Accession Number:
      35976976
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      AQUINO, R.; OLIVEIRA, N. F. D.; BARRETO, M. L. Impact of the Family Health Program on Infant Mortality in Brazilian Municipalities. American Journal of Public Health, [s. l.], v. 99, n. 1, p. 87–93, 2009. DOI 10.2105/AJPH.2007.127480. Disponível em: http://widgets.ebscohost.com/prod/customlink/proxify/proxify.php?count=1&encode=0&proxy=&find_1=&replace_1=&target=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=bth&AN=35976976&authtype=sso&custid=s5834912. Acesso em: 27 jan. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Aquino R, Oliveira NFD, Barreto ML. Impact of the Family Health Program on Infant Mortality in Brazilian Municipalities. American Journal of Public Health. 2009;99(1):87-93. doi:10.2105/AJPH.2007.127480.
    • APA:
      Aquino, R., Oliveira, N. F. D., & Barreto, M. L. (2009). Impact of the Family Health Program on Infant Mortality in Brazilian Municipalities. American Journal of Public Health, 99(1), 87–93. https://doi.org/10.2105/AJPH.2007.127480
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Aquino, Rosana, Nelson F. De Oliveira, and Mauricio L. Barreto. 2009. “Impact of the Family Health Program on Infant Mortality in Brazilian Municipalities.” American Journal of Public Health 99 (1): 87–93. doi:10.2105/AJPH.2007.127480.
    • Harvard:
      Aquino, R., Oliveira, N. F. D. and Barreto, M. L. (2009) ‘Impact of the Family Health Program on Infant Mortality in Brazilian Municipalities’, American Journal of Public Health, 99(1), pp. 87–93. doi: 10.2105/AJPH.2007.127480.
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Aquino, R, Oliveira, NFD & Barreto, ML 2009, ‘Impact of the Family Health Program on Infant Mortality in Brazilian Municipalities’, American Journal of Public Health, vol. 99, no. 1, pp. 87–93, viewed 27 January 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Aquino, Rosana, et al. “Impact of the Family Health Program on Infant Mortality in Brazilian Municipalities.” American Journal of Public Health, vol. 99, no. 1, Jan. 2009, pp. 87–93. EBSCOhost, doi:10.2105/AJPH.2007.127480.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Aquino, Rosana, Nelson F. De Oliveira, and Mauricio L. Barreto. “Impact of the Family Health Program on Infant Mortality in Brazilian Municipalities.” American Journal of Public Health 99, no. 1 (January 2009): 87–93. doi:10.2105/AJPH.2007.127480.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Aquino R, Oliveira NFD, Barreto ML. Impact of the Family Health Program on Infant Mortality in Brazilian Municipalities. American Journal of Public Health [Internet]. 2009 Jan [cited 2020 Jan 27];99(1):87–93. Available from: http://widgets.ebscohost.com/prod/customlink/proxify/proxify.php?count=1&encode=0&proxy=&find_1=&replace_1=&target=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=bth&AN=35976976&authtype=sso&custid=s5834912