Data for A biopsychosocial examination of chronic back pain, limitations on usual activities, and treatment in Brazil, 2019



This dataset was created based on the publicly available microdata from PNS-2019, a national health survey conducted by the Instituto Brasileiro de Geografia e Estatistica (IBGE, Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics). IBGE is a federal agency responsible for the official collection of statistical information in Brazil – essentially, the Brazilian census bureau. Data on selected variables focusing on biopsychosocial domains related to pain prevalence, limitations and treatment are available. The Fundação Instituto Oswaldo Cruz has detailed information about the PNS, including questionnaires, survey design, and datasets ( The microdata can be found on the IBGE website (
Date made availableApr 21 2022
PublisherUniversity of Illinois Urbana-Champaign


  • health status disparities
  • biopsychosocial
  • back pain
  • Brazil

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