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Sociodemographic Profile of Patients Assisted by a Reference Service Manaus, Amazonas, Brazil

Suzi Maron*, MBBS; Maria Cardoso, MD; Giselle Afonso, MBBS; Erico Melo, MBBS; Rodrigo Oliveira, MBBS; Gustavo Pires, MBBS; Iure Belli, MBBS
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Universidade Federal do Amazonas (UFAM), Manaus, Brazil


Chest. 2012;142(4_MeetingAbstracts):710A. doi:10.1378/chest.1390143
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Abstract

SESSION TYPE: Asthma Posters

PRESENTED ON: Wednesday, October 24, 2012 at 01:30 PM - 02:30 PM

PURPOSE: To define the social-demographic profile of assisted patients by the Asthma Assistance and Control Program (AACP), at Araújo Lima Ambulatory, service of the Universitary Hospital Getúlio Vargas, considering age, gender, marital status and habitation zone in the city of Manaus, Amazon, Brazil.

METHODS: The referent study is a descriptive and retrospective one, performed through statistical analysis using Epi Info software, which verified the four items above from the medical records of the patients.

RESULTS: From the total patients, 799 medical records were studied; the data obtained from the four items was: gender, 504 female patients (63.07%) and 295 male patients (36.92%); age, 164 children [0-12 years] (21%), 135 young people [13-20 years] (17%) and 500 adults [21-80 years] (63%); marital status: 271 married (33.92%), 479 divorced (59.95%), 1 single (0.13%) and 48 widows (6.01%); habitation zone: 59 (7.38%) live in the central-west zone, 54 (6.75%) live in south-central zone, 170 (21.27%) live in the east zone, 141 (17.64%) live in the North zone, 134 (16.77%) live in the West zone and 188 (23.52%) live in the south zone and 53 (6.63%) couldn't inform.

CONCLUSIONS: According to the data obtained, it can be concluded that most patients attend by AACP are women, in the adult age group and divorced. About the habitation zone, most patients live in the south, which coincides with the geographic location of Araujo Lima Ambulatory, the service that locates the AACP.

CLINICAL IMPLICATIONS: The data founded match the informations that are found in the scientific literature.

DISCLOSURE: The following authors have nothing to disclose: Suzi Maron, Maria Cardoso, Giselle Afonso, Erico Melo, Rodrigo Oliveira, Gustavo Pires, Iure Belli

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