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Revista Cubana de Medicina General Integral

Print version ISSN 0864-2125On-line version ISSN 1561-3038


MARTIN RUIZ, Marcos Raúl  and  GRANDA IBARRA, Hilda. Indicación temprana de electroforesis de hemoglobina a gestantes de Ciudad de La Habana. Rev Cubana Med Gen Integr [online]. 2000, vol.16, n.3, pp.249-252. ISSN 0864-2125.

In order to detect as early as possible those couples at high risk for having children with sickle cell anemia, it was established in the national health system in l991-92 that the screening of abnormal hemoglobins in pregnant women should be made at the time of catchment. To evaluate the measure 9 424 indications of 80 health areas in Havana City were evaluated in l999, with 86,5% of early indications, whereas in l992 it was 46,4%. In the distribution of health areas by intervals according to the percentage of early indication the following results were obtained: 75-84%: 26 health areas (32,5%); 85-89%: 29 (36,3%); 90-94%: 25 (31,3%) and 95% and over: none. It is observed a significant improvement concerning the fulfillment of this measure. It is still necessary to enhance spreading, mainly in those health areas with deficiencies

Keywords : ANEMIA, SICKLE CELL [prevention & control]; PREGNANCY COMPLICATIONS, HEMATOLOGIC [prevention & control]; HEMOGLOBIN [analysis].

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