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Revista Cubana de Medicina General Integral

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HOYOS RIVERA, Antulio; PEREZ RODRIGUEZ, Antonio  and  HERNANDEZ MELENDREZ, Edelsys. Dengue infection associated-risk factors with in San Mateo, Anzoátegui, Venezuela. Rev Cubana Med Gen Integr [online]. 2011, vol.27, n.3, pp.388-395. ISSN 0864-2125.

INTRODUCTION: The knowledge of dengue infection associated-risk factors in place, allows that family physician may to design and to perform effective community intervention strategies, since it is from an integral diagnosis which is different in each region. OBJECTIVE: To determine the dengue infection associated-risk factors in San Mateo, Anzoátegui, Venezuela. METHODS: Universe included 15 000 inhabitants of San Mateo, Libertad municipality, Anzoátegui in Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela from May, 2007 to May, 2008. A bi-varied analysis was made related to associated risk factors to estimate the relative risk and a multivariate logistic regression analysis to estimate the Odds Ratio value. RESULTS: According the results from the bi-varied and multi-varied analysis of dengue infection risk factors associated with cases of recent infection due to positive M-immunoglobulin dengue and the dengue cases, there was not any study variable, according to proposed hypothesis except that of the low level of knowledge in population on the disease, particularly as regards the symptoms, transmission mechanisms, causal agent and prevention measures. CONCLUSIONS: The high prevalence of dengue in this place is the result of lack of knowledge on disease and the existence of the vector; this latter is the basic condition for its transmission. Its presence is an indirect indicator of the poor hygienic-health conditions of population and also of the existence of the home breeding places.

Keywords : Dengue; skin color; sex; lack of knowledge; breeding places.

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