The distribution and determinants of Non-communicable Diseases in informal settlements (slums) in Northeastern Brazil

Investigator: Alon Unger, MD
Sponsor: University of California Berkeley

Location(s): Brazil


Low- and middle-income countries account for the majority of hypertension disease burden. However, little is known about the distribution of this illness within subpopulations of these countries, particularly among those who live in urban informal settlements. This study looks at hypertension in 5649 adult residents of a slum settlement in Salvador, Brazil