Revista Archivo Médico de Camagüey
versión ISSN 1025-0255
MEDRANO GARCIA, Roberto et al. Epidemic aspects related with pain in the adult population. AMC [online]. 2010, vol.14, n.4, pp. 0-0. ISSN 1025-0255.
Background: pain constitutes a problem that exceeds the strictly personal and health framework to become a problem or social illness. Objective: to characterize some epidemic variables in people affected of pain in the adult population of Camagüey city. Method: an observational, explanatory and cross-cut study in the adult population of Camagüey city was conducted from January 2005 to April 2007. Frequency distribution techniques were used; percent and proportions hypothesis tests were used. The main epidemic variables related with pain were studied. Results: the 67% of studied people referred pain, the 58,7% of them with values from three to five of the analog scale, chronic pain was presented in 33,4%, the age group between 31 and 50 years predominated, the white race was the one that prevailed with the 95,7%, osteoarthropathies was the most frequent within pathologies with 53,9%, the 40,7% were attended at consultation but were self-medicated the 57,5%. Conclusions: a high prevalence of pain in the population of Camagüey exists, being presented persistent or chronic form in two out of three people of the sample.
Palabras llave : PAIN [epidemiology]; SOCIAL MEDICINE; PREVALENCE; CROSS-SECTIONAL STUDIES; ADULT.