Table 5

Distribution of households by infrastructure characteristics (flooring, walls and roofing) and household goods index, by region, First National Survey of Indigenous People’s Health and Nutrition, Brazil, 2008-2009
Characteristics studied All regions Region
North Central-West Northeast South/Southeast
Type of flooring n = 5251 n = 1826 n = 1083 n = 1451 n = 891
  Ceramic or cement 46.0% 15.8% 41.7% 82.4% 53.8%
CI:44.6-47.3 CI:14.2-17.5 CI:38.8-44.7 CI:80.4-84.3 CI:50.5-57.0
  Wood 23.1% 55.6% 0.1% 0.1% 22.1%
CI:22.0-24.3 CI:53.3-57.9 CI:0.0-0.3 CI:0.0-0.2 CI:19.4-24.8
  Dirt 30.9% 28.6% 58.2% 17.6% 24.1%
CI:29.6-32.1 CI:26.5-30.7 CI:55.2-61.1 CI:15.6-19.5 CI:21.3-26.9
Type of walls n = 5270 n = 1832 n = 1083 n = 1462 n = 893
  Brick 41.8% 10.5% 45.3% 76.5% 44.8%
CI:40.4-43.1 CI:9.1-11.9 CI:42.4-48.3 CI:74.3-78.6 CI:41.5-48.1
  Wood 32.4% 64.0% 21.5% 1.3% 31.9%
CI:31.2-33.7 CI:61.8-66.2 CI:19.1-24.0 CI:0.7-1.9 CI:28.9-35.0
  Thatch or mud 16.8% 22.7% 8.3% 20.0% 9.9%
CI:15.8-17.8 CI:20.8-24.6 CI:6.7-10.0 CI:18.0-22.1 CI:7.9-11.8
  Canvas, plastic, or other 9.0% 2.8% 24.8% 2.2% 13.4%
CI:8.2-9.7 CI:2.0-3.5 CI:22.3-27.4 CI:1.4-2.9 CI:11.2-15.7
Type of roofing n = 5273 n = 1832 n = 1083 n = 1463 n = 895
  Clay tiles 36.9% 1.0% 22.4% 81.3% 55.5%
CI:35.6-38.2 CI:0.5-1.4 CI:19.9-24.9 CI:79.3-83.3 CI:52.3-58.8
  Corrugated zinc/asbestos sheets 36.9% 52.6% 46.2% 8.6% 39.8%
CI:35.6-38.2 CI:50.3-55.0 CI:43.2-49.1 CI:7.2-10.1 CI:36.6-43.0
  Wood or thatch 25.4% 46.3% 30.2% 9.8% 2.6%
CI:24.3-26.6 CI:44.0-48.6 CI:27.5-32.9 CI:8.3-11.3 CI:1.5-3.6
  Canvas, plastic, or other 0.7% 0.2% 1.2% 0.3% 2.1%
CI:0.5-1.0 CI:0.0-0.3 CI:0.6-1.8 CI:0.0-0.5 CI:1.2-3.1
Household goods index n = 5283 n = 1839 n = 1083 n = 1464 n = 897
  1º Tercile 33.4% 50.8% 38.4% 14.6% 22.2%
CI:32.1-34.7 CI:48.6-53.1 CI:35.5-41.3 CI:12.8-16.4 CI:19.5-24.9
  2º Tercile 33.2% 33.6% 33.8% 34.9% 29.1%
CI:31.9-34.5 CI:31.4-35.7 CI:31.0-36.6 CI:32.5-37.3 CI:26.1-32.1
  3º Tercile 33.4% 15.6% 27.8% 50.5% 48.7%
CI:32.1-34.7 CI:13.9-17.3 CI:25.1-30.5 CI:47.9-53.0 CI:45.4-52.0

CI: 95% confidence interval.

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