Tuberculosis and internal migration in an endemic area from southern Peru

Authors

  • César V. Munayco Dirección General de Epidemiología, Ministerio de Salud. Lima, Perú. Facultad de Medicina Humana, universidad Nacional San Luis Gonzaga. Ica, Perú. Médico.
  • M. Gabriela Soto-Cabezas Facultad de Medicina Humana, universidad Nacional San Luis Gonzaga. Ica, Perú. Médico.
  • Javier A. Valencia Facultad de Medicina Humana, universidad Nacional San Luis Gonzaga. Ica, Perú. Médico.
  • Fabiola M. Huaroto Facultad de Medicina Humana, universidad Nacional San Luis Gonzaga. Ica, Perú. Médico.
  • Carolina Cucho Facultad de Medicina Humana, universidad Nacional San Luis Gonzaga. Ica, Perú. Médico.
  • Carmen R. Meza Facultad de Medicina Humana, universidad Nacional San Luis Gonzaga. Ica, Perú. Médico.
  • Jenny M. Hurtado Facultad de Medicina Humana, universidad Nacional San Luis Gonzaga. Ica, Perú. Médico.

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.17843/rpmesp.2009.263.1382

Keywords:

Internal migration, Tuberculosis, Poverty area, Peru

Abstract

To determine the proportion of tuberculosis cases in families of an immigrant population, we explored some social, economic, and demographic variables to help is understand this phenomenon. We conducted a population-based crosssectional study between August and September, 2004 in Parcona district, province and department of Ica, Peru. The prevalence of families with cases of tuberculosis in the district of Parcona was 4.6%, and this was higher in poor families, overcrowded households and lifetime migrant families. In conclusion, this study shows that migrant populations are an important vulnerable group not only for TB infection but also for other infectious diseases in our country. further similar studies in other regions should be carried out to address this subject.

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Published

2009-09-30

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How to Cite

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Munayco CV, Soto-Cabezas MG, Valencia JA, Huaroto FM, Cucho C, Meza CR, et al. Tuberculosis and internal migration in an endemic area from southern Peru. Rev Peru Med Exp Salud Publica [Internet]. 2009 Sep. 30 [cited 2024 Jun. 22];26(3). Available from: https://rpmesp.ins.gob.pe/index.php/rpmesp/article/view/1382

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