Table 7

Distribution of principle food sources reported by indigenous households, 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
n = 5273 n = 1832 n = 1083 n = 1463 n = 895
Cultivation and/or raising animals 83.2% 89.4% 87.4% 71.7% 84.6%
CI:82.2-84.2 CI:87.9-90.8 CI:85.4-89.3 CI:69.4-74.0 CI:82.2-87.0
Hunting or fishing 64.8% 94.0% 45.0% 52.9% 48.3%
CI:63.5-66.0 CI:92.9-95.1 CI:42.0-47.9 CI:50.3-55.5 CI:45.0-51.5
Collecting 69.0% 85.4% 62.2% 60.0% 58.2%
CI:67.7-70.2 CI:83.8-87.0 CI:59.3-65.1 CI:57.5-62.5 CI:55.0-61.4
Purchase 96.4% 91.8% 97.9% 99.2% 99.1%
CI:95.8-96.9 CI:90.6-93.1 CI:97.0-98.7 CI:98.8-99.7 CI:98.5-99.7
Basic food baskets 41.1% 3.5% 88.6% 30.6% 77.8%
CI:39.8-42.4 CI:2.6-4.3 CI:86.7-90.5 CI:28.3-33.0 CI:75.0-80.5
Other donations (churches, NGOs and others) 13.5% 8.1% 16.3% 17.0% 15.8%
CI:12.6-14.5 CI:6.8-9.3 CI:14.1-18.5 CI:15.0-18.9 CI:13.4-18.1

CI: 95% confidence interval.

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Coimbra et al. BMC Public Health 2013 13:52   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-13-52

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