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Table 2 Prevalence of healthcare utilization, by type of health service and sex. Brazilian National Health Survey, 2013a

From: Inequities in Healthcare utilization: results of the Brazilian National Health Survey, 2013

  Male (n = 25,920) % (95 % CI)b Female (n = 34,282) % (95 % CI)b Total (n = 60,202) % (95 % CI)b
Last physician visit
 <12 months 65.5 (64.4–66.6) 82.0 (81.2–82.7) 74.2 (73.5–74.9)
 >=1 year and <2 years 14.6 (13.9–15.4) 10.1 (9.6–10.7) 12.2 (11.8–12.7)
 >=2 years and <3 years 6.1 (5.6–6.7) 3.1 (2.8–3.5) 4.5 (4.2–4.8)
 >=3 years 12.7 (11.9–13.4) 4.5 (4.1–4.9) 8.3 (7.9–8.8)
 Never 1.1 (0.9–1.4) 0.3 (0.2–0.5) 0.7 (0.6–0.8)
Last dentist visit
 <12 months 40.6 (39.4–41.8) 47.8 (46.8–48.9) 44.4 (43.6–45.2)
 >=1 year and <2 years 19.3 (18.4–20.1) 19.3 (18.5–20.0) 19.3 (18.7–19.8)
 >=2 years and <3 years 9.7 (9.1–10.3) 8.2 (7.7–8.7) 8.9 (8.5–9.3)
 >=3 years 26.1 (25.1–27.1) 22.3 (21.5–23.1) 24.1 (23.4–24.8)
 Never 4.4 (4.0–4.8) 2.4 (2.1–2.7) 3.3 (3.1–3.6)
Last blood pressure check
 <6 months 62.6 (61.5–63.6) 72.4 (71.5–73.3) 67.8 (67.1–68.5)
 >= 6 months and <1 year 13.4 (12.7–14.2) 12.5 (11.9–13.2) 12.9 (12.4–13.5)
 >=1 year and <2 years 9.5 (9.0–10.2) 7.6 (7.2–8.1) 8.5 (8.2–8.9)
 >=2 years and <3 years 3.5 (3.1–3.9) 2.2 (2.0–2.5) 2.8 (2.6–3.0)
 >=3 years 6.6 (6.1–7.2) 3.5 (3.2–3.9) 5.0 (4.7–5.3)
 Never 4.3 (3.9–4.8) 1.7 (1.5–2.0) 3.0 (2.7–3.2)
Last blood glucose check
 <6 months 34.3 (33.2–35.3) 45.6 (44.6–46.6) 40.3 (39.5–41.1)
 >= 6 months and <1 year 16.2 (15.4–17.1) 18.1 (17.4–18.9) 17.2 (16.7–17.8)
 >=1 year and <2 years 15.1 (14.3–15.9) 15.3 (14.6–15.9) 15.2 (14.7–15.7)
 >=2 years and <3 years 6.3 (5.8–6.8) 5.0 (4.6–5.4) 5.6 (5.3–5.9)
 >=3 years 12.4 (11.7–13.1) 8.2 (7.7–8.8) 10.2 (9.7–10.6)
 Never 15.8 (14.9–16.7) 7.8 (7.3–8.3) 11.5 (11.0–12.1)
Total 100.0 100.0 100.0
  1. aSample of subjects with 18+ years old that answered the ‘Pesquisa Nacional de Saúde’ individual questionnaire in 2013
  2. bPrevalence (%) and 95 % Confidence Interval (CI), considering the complex sample design