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Infographics 

For a better dissemination of INSEF results, a series of infographics containing a clear and succinct message on various topics related to the health of the Portuguese will be produced.

The infographics are available in open access, in English and Portuguese.

 

See the infographics by clicking below.

Data refering to the question «Do you usually add salt to your food on the plate?», with 1.19 million portuguese (17.7%) referring to add salt to their food on the plate. The information presented is stratified by sex, age group, region and work situation.

Data referring to the question "Do you have any difficulty in hearing what is said in a conversation?", with 1.6 million Portuguese (23.7%) reporting to have difficulty in hearing. The information presented is stratified by age group, region, educational level and work situation.

Data referring to the question "Do you practice some regular physical activity, at least once a week in order to perspire and/or feel tired?", with 2.3 million Portuguese (34.4%) reporting to practice regular physical activity. The information presented is stratified by sex, age group, region, educational level and work situation.

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Data obtained from measurements of blood pressure and collected by questionnaire. Individuals with measured systolic blood pressure ≥ 140 mmHg or with measured diastolic blood pressure ≥ 90 mmHg or who reported taking antihypertensive medication in the two weeks prior to the interview were considered hypertensive, with 2.4 million Portuguese (36.0%) being hypertensive. The information presented is stratified by sex, age group, educational level and work situation.

Data obtained from anthropometric measurements. Individuals with body mass index ≥ 30 Kg/m2, were considered obese, with 1.9 million Portuguese (28.7%) being obese. The information presented is stratified by sex, age group, educational level and work situation.

Data referring to the question "Are you exposed to environmental tobacco smoke, at home, in transports or public areas or in the workplace, more than one hour per day?", with 855 thousand Portuguese (12.8%) reporting exposure to environmental tobacco smoke including smokers and non-smokers). The information presented is stratified by sex, age group, work situation, region and educational level.

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Data referring to the question "Between June to September, when you are in the sun for 1 hour or more, do you frequently use sun protection?", with 4.6 million Portuguese (68.7%) reporting to frequently use some sun protection. The information presented is stratified by sex, age group, region, educational level and work situation.

Data referring to the question "Do you brush your teeth at least twice a day? (one before sleeping)", with 4.4 million Portuguese (65.0%) reporting to brush their teeth at least twice a day. The information presented is stratified by sex, age group, region, educational level and work situation.

Data referring to the question "Do you eat vegetables or salads, including vegetable soup, daily", with 4.9 million Portuguese (73.3%) reporting to eat vegetables or salads daily. The information presented is stratified by sex, age group, region, educational level and work situation.

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Data obtained from measurements of glycosylated haemoglobin and through the questionnaire. Individuals (not including pregnant women) with glycosylated haemoglobin ≥ 6.5%, who reported taking medication for diabetes in the 2 weeks prior to the interview or reporting a diagnosis of diabetes, were considered diabetic, with 641 thousand Portuguese (9.9%) being classified as diabetics. The information presented is stratified by sex, age group, work situation and educational level.

Data referring to the question "Do you have any longstanding illness or health problem which has lasted, or is expected to last, for 6 months or more?", with 3.9 million Portuguese (57.8%) reporting to have at least one chronic disease. The information presented is stratified by sex, age group and educational level. Data on the number of chronic diseases and the most frequent chronic diseases by sex are also presented.

Data referring to the question "In general, how do you consider your health status?". In 2015, almost half of the Portuguese women surveyed (48.9%), corresponding to 1.7 million women, aged 25-74, reported that they considered their health status to be good or very good. Data on mammography and cytology (INSEF 2015), adherence to folic acid supplementation (Rede Médicos-Sentinela) and occurrence of domestic and leisure accidents (EVITA) are also presented.

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