Covitel is a nationwide population-based survey, representative for Brazil, with the objective of portraying the magnitude of the impacts of Covid-19 regarding the main risk factors for chronic noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) in the adult population aged 18 years or older.
In its first edition, information was collected on physical activity, diet, mental health, health condition, hypertension, and diabetes, as well as information related to alcohol and tobacco use, comparing the pre-pandemic period to the first quarter of 2022, when the interviews were conducted and Covid-19 vaccines were already widely available to the population.
The need to continue this monitoring and to analyze the long-lasting consequences of the Covid-19 pandemic on the health of Brazilians gives continuity to the survey. For its second edition, the collection of information comparing the previous data to the first quarter of 2023, the expansion of the questionnaire on gender, and the incorporation of representativeness for the 27 capitals are planned.
Get to know also the book published by CONASS: Covitel – a portrait of the impacts of the pandemic on the risk factors of chronic non-communicable diseases.
Improving the quality of life of the Brazilian adult population, through data-driven public policies that aim to reduce morbidity and mortality caused by NCDs as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Brazil and major regions