Revista Cubana de Higiene y Epidemiología
versión On-line ISSN 1561-3003
RODRIGUEZ VARGAS, Liana Elisa; MARTINEZ ALMANZA, Leocadio y PRIA BARROS, María del Carmen. Tendencias de enfermedades no transmisibles dispensarizadas en adultos mayores: Ciudad de La Habana, 1992-2004. Rev Cubana Hig Epidemiol [online]. 2003, vol.41, n.2-3, pp. 0-0. ISSN 1561-3003.
A descriptive longitudinal study was conducted aimed at identifying the trend of the prevalence of non-communicable diseases subjected to classification according to sex among individuals 60 and over from Havana City. The registry of the patients classified by non-communicable diseases selected during 1992-2001 was used. To describe the trend and estimate the rates expected for the period 2002-2004 with a reliability of 95 %, it was used the exponential flatenning of 2 parameters. An increasing trend of the prevalence of arterial hypertension, ischemic heart disease, diabetes mellitus and cerebrovascular disease was observed in both sexes. A continual rise was prognosed under the present conditions.
Palabras llave : RISK FACTORS; COMMUNICABLE DISEASES; DAY CARE CENTERS; EPIDEMIOLOGICAL SURVEILLANCE; ENVIRONMENTAL RISKS; FOOD HYGIENE; SCHOOL HEALTH.