Kenya Valéria Micaela de Souza Noronha

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BACKGROUND Grip strength, walking speed, chair rising and standing balance time are objective measures of physical capability that characterise current health and predict survival in older populations. Socioeconomic position (SEP) in childhood may influence the peak level of physical capability achieved in early adulthood, thereby affecting levels in later(More)
Increasing levels of obesity could compromise future gains in life expectancy in low- and high-income countries. Although excess mortality associated with obesity and, more generally, higher levels of body mass index (BAI) have been investigated in the United States, there is little research about the impact of obesity on mortality in Latin American(More)
BACKGROUND Most EQ-5D-3L valuation studies include the same sample of health states that was used in the protocol of the original UK Measurement and Valuation of Health (MVH) study. Thus far, no studies using a time tradeoff utility elicitation method have been carried out using all 243 EQ-5D health states. Because the values and preferences regarding(More)
This paper investigates the extent of socioeconomic inequalities in antenatal care use and related medical procedures in Brazil and India, which represent transition economies with contrasting geographical and sociocultural composition and health care provision. Concentration indices and regression analyses applied on recent Demographic Health Survey data(More)
This study explores the use of EQ-5D-3L as a measure of population health status in a Brazilian region with significant socioeconomic, demographic, and epidemiological heterogeneity. Data came from a study of 3363 literate individuals aged between 18 and 64 years living in urban areas of the state of Minas Gerais. Descriptive analysis and logistic and OLS(More)
Poor early conditions have been associated with increasing risks of some chronic diseases during adulthood. Since chronic illnesses are known to be important risk factors for disability, poor early conditions should predict disability at older ages. In addition, recent literature suggests that poor early conditions may affect the risk of disability even in(More)
BACKGROUND . Logical inconsistency for health states preferences occurs when one logically worse health state, in terms of quality of life, is ranked higher than a logically better health state. OBJECTIVE . This study explores the presence of inconsistent responses for the EQ-5D health states valuations in a Brazilian population survey. It compares the(More)
OBJECTIVE To learn if there is social inequality in health and in the utilization of health services among the elderly in six cities of Latin America: Buenos Aires, Argentina; São Paulo, Brazil; Santiago, Chile; Havana, Cuba; Mexico City, Mexico; and Montevideo, Uruguay. METHODS This study used data from a project called Health, Well-being, and Aging in(More)
The rapidly growing older adult populations in Brazil and India present major challenges for health systems in these countries, especially with regard to the equitable provision of inpatient care. The objective of this study was to contrast inequalities in both the receipt of inpatient care and the length of time that care was received among adults aged(More)
* Ph.D in Economics, Department of Economics Cedeplar/UFMG, associate professor, Department of Economics, Cedeplar/UFMG. ** Ph.D in Economics, University of Nottingham, associate professor, Department of Economics, Cedeplar/UFMG. *** Ph.D in Economics, EPGE – Fundação Getúlio Vargas, associate professor, Department of Economics, Cedeplar/UFMG. Health and(More)