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Gaceta Médica Boliviana

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VIDAL RIOJA, Delicia Lizet  and  EROSTEGUI REVILLA, Carlos. Grade of knowledge about Seguro Universal Materno Infantil (SUMI) benefits of women in fertility age with permanernt address at Ironcollo. Gac Med Bol [online]. 2008, vol.31, n.1, pp.18-24. ISSN 1012-2966.

The Seguro Universal Materno Infantil (SUMI) law implemented juanary 2003 and it benefits to pregnant women and chil­dren younger than 5 years old, and in december 2005 it was extended covering to women fron 5 to 60 yers old. Howe­ver, in spite of its great coverture, only some prestations are utilised. One cause of SUMI benefits low utilization could be the unknowledge of this law. So, we thougth to know in what extent women on fertile age know the benefits that SUMI aw offer, and what factors determine this extente of knowledge. In oder to do it, we did survey among a 213 fertile age women that attend to medical consult of Centro de Salud San José Obrero at Ironcollo comunity from may to june of 2007. 56% of people could not define the SUMI nor gratuity and its scope. 86% who says had a carrer could well define it; but not housekeeping, domestics, or ambulant sealers women. From 44% that coul well define SUMI, 24% pointed to 5 to 60 years old women, pregnant women and children under 5 years old as beneficiaries of SUMI. Most of them says had received this informatios at Centro de Salud. 97% of women that told to visit the Centro de Salud several times on a year could define SUMI. We conclude that the extent of knowledge about SUMI is low, and it has a relationship with scholar degree. The Centro de salud has an important role on information.

Keywords : SUMI; grade of knowledge.

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