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Revista Cubana de Higiene y Epidemiología

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Abstract

COLLADO MADRUGA, Ana María; BARBERIS CUBELA, Ana Esperanza; AGUILAR VALDES, Juan  and  LOPEZ ALAYON, José F.. Living conditions and morbidity in children and adolescents in Habana Vieja municipality. Rev Cubana Hig Epidemiol [online]. 2004, vol.42, n.3. ISSN 1561-3003.

The living conditions in different countries or territories within a country determine differences in the morbidity of the population and they are evidently manifested in children and adolescents. This paper was aimed at characterizing morbidity and the living condtions of children and adolescents of the Habana Vieja municipality and to establish its possible relation during 2000-2001. To this end, it was conducted a cross-sectional study, where 3 833 children and adolescents aged 0-19 from this territory were selected as a sample. The analysis was made with the package of programs SPSS version 10. It was found association of the poor state of the house, the inadequate hygienic and sanitary conditions and the unfavorable social factors with the acute respiratory infections and acute diarrheal diseases in children and adolescents.

Keywords : Morbidity; children and adolescents; living conditions.

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