Income inequality and non-communicable disease mortality and morbidity in Brazil States: a longitudinal analysis 2002-2017

Elsevier, The Lancet Regional Health - Americas, Volume 2, 2021, 100042
Renato Simões Gaspar, Ludovico Rossi, Thomas Hone, André Zuanazzi Dornelles

Income inequality can negatively affect population health by increasing social stress and conflict, and reducing trust, public goods and healthcare access. However there is limited evidence from low and middle-income countries (LMICs) with high levels of inequality. This study investigates the association between income inequality, morbimortality and risk factors of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in 26 Brazilian states from 2002 to 2017.