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Table 2 Proportions (%) reporting chronic non-communicable diseases, sub-proportions (%) reporting high disability, and derived population prevalences of disease with high disability (%) [data from Brazilian National Health Survey, 2013]; prevalences of migraine and probable migraine, and those severely affected [data from Brazilian Headache Epidemiology Study], with estimates for the total Brazilian population

From: Migraine: a major debilitating chronic non-communicable disease in Brazil, evidence from two national surveys

Disease Proportion reporting (%) Sub-proportion (%) with high disability Population prevalence of disabled (%) Estimated numbers disabled* (N)
Hypertension 21.4 4.7 1.01 1,472,250
Diabetes 6.2 7.0 0.43 635,272
Asthma 4.4 15.7 0.69 1,011,165
Depression 7.6 11.8 0.90 1,312,700
Other mental health disorder 0.9 37.6 0.34 495,336
Heart disease 4.2 13.5 0.57 829,952
Stroke 1.5 25.5 0.38 559,888
Arthritis 6.4 17.1 1.09 1,601,939
Any spine disorder 18.5 16.4 3.03 4,441,048
WMSD 2.4 15.7 0.38 551,545
Cancer 1.8 10.3 0.19 271,381
Chronic kidney disease 1.4 11.9 0.17 243,862
Pulmonary disease 1.8 10.0 0.18 263,477
Migraine 15.2 MIDAS ≥10 24.7 3.75 5,495,541
MIDAS IV 12.3 1.87 2,736,646
Probable migraine 14.3 MIDAS ≥10 19.3 2.76 4,039,831
MIDAS IV 7.1 1.01 1,477,783
All migraine 29.5 MIDAS ≥10 22.0 6.51 9,535,372
MIDAS IV 9.6 2.88 4,214,429
  1. WMSD work-related musculoskeletal disorders, MIDAS Migraine Disability Assessment Scale; *estimates based on Brazilian population of 207 million (https://www.ibge.gov.br/apps/populacao/projecao/)
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