36% of Brazil’s favela residents suffer from anxiety – research study

Data from the World Health Organization show that about 9% of Brazil's population suffers from anxiety, but the situation in the favelas is four times worse than the national average.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Covid-19 pandemic has further compounded a problem that affects many Brazilians: anxiety. Research conducted by the NGO Gerando Falcões, in partnership with the Locomotiva Institute, shows that 36% of people living in Brazilian favelas suffer from anxiety.

Data from the World Health Organization (WHO) show that Brazil is the most anxious country in the world, with 19 million people with the disorder, about 9% of . . .

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