Primary Health Care and Cervical Cancer Mortality Rates in Brazil: A Longitudinal Ecological Study.


Journal Article

Cervical cancer is a common neoplasm that is responsible for nearly 230 000 deaths annually in Brazil. Despite this burden, cervical cancer is considered preventable with appropriate care. We conducted a longitudinal ecological study from 2002 to 2012 to examine the relationship between the delivery of preventive primary care and cervical cancer mortality rates in Brazil. Brazilian states and the federal district were the unit of analysis (N = 27). Results suggest that primary health care has contributed to reducing cervical cancer mortality rates in Brazil; however, the full potential of preventive care has yet to be realized.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Rocha, TAH; Silva, NCD; Thomaz, EBAF; Queiroz, RCDS; Souza, MRD; Lein, A; Rocha, JVM; Alvares, V; Almeida, DGD; Barbosa, ACQ; Thumé, E; Staton, C; Vissoci, JRN; Facchini, LA

Published Date

  • April 2017

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 40 Suppl 2 Supplement, The Brazilian National Program f /

Start / End Page

  • S24 - S34

PubMed ID

  • 28252500

Pubmed Central ID

  • 28252500

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1550-3267

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0148-9917

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1097/JAC.0000000000000185


  • eng