By: Autumn Grant

Diseases, Illnesses, Healthcare

- Brazil healthcare system provides universal coverage.

- Rural areas rarely have adequate facilities.

- Excellent private care is available in large cities to those who can afford it.

- Yellow fever and malaria are found in some areas

- A grassroots effort is dispatching mobile healthcare workers to rural to fight infant mortality through education and basic care AIDS is a growing problem.

Activities: for leisure, stress relief or everyday life to be active

- Brazilians enjoy celebrating any occasion, and get - together often include singing and Samba dancing.

- Children spend much of their time outside, various games and sports. older people enjoy playing an Italian game bocce (similar to bowling) and cards.

- Both rich and poor enjoy listening to live music, and international often visit brazil. larger cities have many concerts, plays and museums.

- Brazilians also love going to the movies and social.

Diet, Nutrition, food-traditions, eating styles, celebrations, food connection to events

Favorite foods vary by region. In Bahia and other states, foods may be spiced with dende. In Rio de Janeiro, the favorite is Feijoada with black beans with beef, pork, sausage, and sometimes a pig's ears, feet, and tail, which was created by African slaves using ingredients that their Portuguese masters would not eat.
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Use of alchol, drugs, tobacco, relationship to events, traditions, celebrations, etc.

Brazil has surpassed the united states as the worlds number one consumer of crack cocaine. the worlds biggest cocaine producing countries; Columbia, Peru and Bolivia.
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Family structure

Families in Brazil are usually large consisting of a married couple, their children, and other relatives such as aunts, uncles, cousins, and godparents. Although, recently young adults have started to leave their households to build their own individual lives with their partners in Favelas.

The head of the household is usually the husband, which takes care of the families material needs. Where the spouse cleans the home and takes care of daily chores.

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