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Gaceta Médica Boliviana

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ERDSTEGUI, Carlos et al.   Relationships of determinants of health with health status of people of K’ara K’ara in Cochabmba (Bolivia) measured through medical examination. Gac Med Bol [online]. 2013, vol.36, n.1, pp. 21-26. ISSN 1012-2966.

Objectives: The aim of this work was to know health status of a kara kara community and its possible relationship with social determinants of health. Methods: We made a clinical revision to people of the neighborhood of Kara kara and we took blood and urine samples from children. Results: Many variables were analyzed in relationship with determinants of health, and we found that malnutrition is one of the most important aspects that emerge together with high abort indices and pregnancy problems. Conclusions: People of Kara kara general health is affected by nutritional reproductive and psychological aspects, but the most important social determinant of health seems to be education, formal as well as health education that conditioned to nutrition and prevention behavior.

Palabras clave : epidemiology; urban health; malnutrition; vulnerable populations; Bolivia.

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