• Physical Activity Counseling in Primary Health Care in Brazil: A National Study on Prevalence & Associated Factors

    BMC Public Health 2013

    Alex Antonio Florindo, Gregore Iven Mielke, Grace Angélica Gomes, Luiz Roberto Ramos, Mário Maia Bracco, Diana C Parra, Eduardo J Simoes, Felipe Lobelo, & Pedro Curi Hallal

    A phone survey was carried out in 2011 with professionals working in primary health care in Brazil. The target sample consisted of 1,600 randomly selected primary care units covering all regions of the country. We successfully interviewed 529 professionals within the sampled units; 182 physicians and 347 nurses. The overall response rate was 49.6%. Multivariable logistic regression was used to estimate correlates of counseling in the whole sample and separately for physicians and nurses.

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