Brazilian spatial, demographic, and socioeconomic data from 1996 to 2020.

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From: BMC Research Notes(Vol. 15, Issue 1)
Publisher: BioMed Central Ltd.
Document Type: Report
Length: 1,363 words
Lexile Measure: 1480L

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Objectives We present a database on Brazilian spatial, demographic, and socioeconomic characteristics from 1996 to 2020. This database aims for integration and harmonization with epidemiological data from two major studies. It can also be a valuable database for designing and conducting various types of epidemiologic research, such as health inequality studies, ecological studies (mapping and time-trends), and multi-level analysis. Data description The database gathers official information obtained via open sources from the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics, the Institute for Applied Economic Research, and the Ministry of Health. It includes 139,153 observations and 26 attributes aggregated by years and policy-relevant geographic units on geocoding of municipality centroids, total population size, child population by age-group, birth and mortality measures, Brazilian Municipal Human Development Index, Gini coefficient, Gross Domestic Product, and sanitation. We automated all data processing and curation in the free and open software R. Keywords: Brazil, Population characteristics, Socioeconomic factors, Vital statistics, Routinely collected health data, Health information systems, Database, Metadata

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Gale Document Number: GALE|A703224708