Revista Médica Electrónica
versión On-line ISSN 1684-1824
ACHIONG ESTUPINAN, Fernando et al. Controlled hypertense patient: Socialism or capitalism?. Rev. Med. Electrón. [online]. 2009, vol.31, n.2, pp. 0-0. ISSN 1684-1824.
The arterial hypertension is a disease of great social importance because of its high frequency among the population and for being the main risk fact of vascular diseases (cerebral and cardiovascular), located among the first causes of death in developed and underdeveloped countries. Our objective was compiling data on hypertension characteristics and socio-economic data like unemployment, poverty level, education, incomes difference and the gap between the poor and the rich, the health systems and the social security systems with their population covering and health care equity, all of them constituting determinants of the population's health status. When comparing the data from the capitalist countries with those from Cuba and the province of Matanzas , the results show a superiority of the socialist system on the capitalist.
Palabras llave : HYIPERTENSION [epidemioligy]; COMPARATIVE STUDY; CUBA/ [epidemiology]; LATIN AMERICA; UNITED STATES; HUMANS.