Poor coverage insurance in medial graduates for the service rural and urban-marginal in Peru

Authors

  • Christian R. Mejia Asociación Médica de Investigación y Servicios en Salud. Lima, Perú. Facultad de Medicina, Universidad Ricardo Palma. Lima, Perú. Médico cirujano.
  • Dante M. Quiñones-Laveriano Facultad de Medicina, Universidad Ricardo Palma. Lima, Perú. Sociedad Científica de Estudiantes de Medicina de la Universidad Ricardo Palma. Lima, Perú. estudiante de medicina.
  • Klaudia G. Espinoza Facultad de Medicina, Universidad Ricardo Palma. Lima, Perú. Sociedad Científica de Estudiantes de Medicina de la Universidad Ricardo Palma. Lima, Perú. estudiante de medicina.
  • Claudia Quezada-Osorio Facultad de Medicina, Universidad Nacional de Piura. Piura, Perú. Médico cirujano.

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.17843/rpmesp.2013.302.194

Keywords:

Social security, Human resources, Rural workers, Primary health care

Abstract

The aim of this study was to describe the concentration of lead in umbilical cord blood (UCB) of neonates born from primiparous women who live in northern Lima. A cross sectional study was carried out at Cayetano Heredia National Hospital, from July 2011 to January 2012. 100 neonates born from primiparous women who lived in northern Lima in the previous 5 years or more were included. Umbilical cord lead levels were measured by the atomic adsorption method, and the demographic information and risk factors of the neonates were filled in a patient record designed to this purpose. 30% of the neonates had concentration of lead in UCB that was considered as increased risk (≥ 3,0 μg/dL), 16% of the cases had had toxic concentration of lead in UCB (≥ 5 μg/dL). We conclude that there are a high percentage of neonates contaminated with lead in the northern Lima.

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Published

2014-02-10

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Mejia CR, Quiñones-Laveriano DM, Espinoza KG, Quezada-Osorio C. Poor coverage insurance in medial graduates for the service rural and urban-marginal in Peru. Rev Peru Med Exp Salud Publica [Internet]. 2014 Feb. 10 [cited 2024 Apr. 16];30(2). Available from: https://rpmesp.ins.gob.pe/index.php/rpmesp/article/view/194

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