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Revista Cubana de Medicina General Integral

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CORCHO QUINTERO, Adealvys et al. Risk factors of acute respiratory infections in patient younger one year. Rev Cubana Med Gen Integr [online]. 2010, vol.26, n.4, pp.673-681. ISSN 0864-2125.

The behavior of acute respiratory infections is similar in developed countries and in those underdeveloped being the first cause of death from infectious disease in the developed ones and in Cuba it is place among the 10 first causes of death. In present cross-sectional study design are detailed the risk factors associated with these infections in patients younger one year from the No. 2 Popular Council from the "Flores Betancourt" Polyclinic in Caimito municipality over 2007. From the study children 54 become ill. The non-complicated high acute respiratory infections were the more frequent. The factors prevailing in exposed patients were: mixed and artificial breastfeeding, the environmental contamination, the regular and/or poor immunization, the low birth weight, attendance to children institutions, mother aged 20 to 24 and the mother pre-university level concluded.

Keywords : Acute respiratory infection; risk factors; prevalence; younger one year.

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