Blood donor deferral in Minas Gerais State, Brazil: blood centers as sentinels of urban population health
Background: Shortage of safe blood donors is frequent and it is important to understand the causes of deferral of potential donors, who reside mainly in […]
Aging and Urbanization: The Neighborhood Perception and Functional Performance of Elderly Persons in Belo Horizonte Metropolitan Area—Brazil
Currently, half of the world population resides in cities. The percentage of world population that is elderly is expected to double from 11% to 22% […]
This study aims to determine spatial patterns of mortality and morbidity for five health problems in an urban environment: homicides, adolescent pregnancy, asthma hospitalization, and […]
A researcher from the Belo Horizonte Observatory for Urban Health found that a total of 10% of adolescents rated their self-perceived health as poor. Poor self-perceived health was also associated to familiar and social aspects.