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Revista Cubana de Medicina General Integral

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

Abstract

MARTIN RUIZ, Marcos Raúl; DORTICOS BALEA, Aida  and  GRANDA IBARRA, Hilda. Eficiencia del programa de prevención de anemia falciforme en Ciudad de La Habana. Rev Cubana Med Gen Integr [online]. 2000, vol.16, n.5, pp.430-435. ISSN 0864-2125.

In order to evaluate the efficiency of the Cuban Program of Prevention of Sickle Cell Anemia in Havana City, a retrospective study was conducted among pregnant carriers in 2 periods: 1995-97 and 1998. The following parameters were evaluated: gestational age at which the couple concluded their risk study and the causes not to end the study. The main result was that 76,6 % in 1995-97 and 83,6 % in 1998 of the high risk couples detected for the first time finished the study before the 22 weeks of gestational age. Likewise, it was observed a reduction of the number of non-localized expectants from 12,6 % to 4,5 %. There was an increase in the proportion of non-attendants from 14,6 to 19,5 %, probably due to the fact that some pregnant women already knew the risk. These results showed a progressive increase in the efficiency of the program. It is necessary to continue improving its efficiency

Keywords : ANEMIA; SICKLE CELL [prevention & control]; NATIONAL HEALTH PROGRAMS; HEMOGLOBINOPATHIES [prevention & control]; PRENATAL DIAGNOSIS [methods]; PREGNANCY; PRIMARY HEALTH CARE.

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