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OBJECTIVE To determine the prevalence of reported intimate partner violence (IPV) and to analyze the main sociodemographic characteristics of affected women. METHODS We performed a cross-sectional study based on the Spanish National Health Survey of 2006. The sample comprised 13,094 women who agreed to answer questions about violence (87.2% of the total(More)
PURPOSE The aim of the present study was to describe sexual health in Spain according to three important indicators of the World Health Organization definition and explore the influence of socioeconomic factors. METHODS We performed a population-based cross-sectional study of sexually active people aged 16-44 years residing in Spain in 2009 (2365 women(More)
BACKGROUND This study has been carried out in order to explore the effect of the growing appearance of IPV in television news items on deaths by this cause. METHODS Ecological study based on 340 deaths by intimate partner violence (IPV) and 3733 television news items covering this topic on Spanish television channels (2003 and 2007). Logistic regression(More)
OBJECTIVE Assessing the nutritional policy formulated in the 1996-2005 Colombian Food and Nutrition National Plan (FNNP) using key informants (KI), policy-makers and civil servants. MATERIAL AND METHODS A descriptive cross-sectional structured survey of 77 KI: 17 policy-makers and 60 civil-servants from PNAN. VARIABLES STUDIED determinant food factors,(More)
A prospective cohort study with a 1-year follow-up of 156 neonates was carried out specifically designed to test the hypothesis that there is a positive relationship between iron deficiency during pregnancy and the development of the same disease in newborn infants. Exposure was defined as being born of a mother with ferropenic anaemia at delivery, and(More)
Health strategies based on primary health care have been expanding in Brazil. An instrument applied to users, the Primary Care Assessment Tool (the PCATool), which measures the extent of primary care, has been validated in the United States. We sought to adapt the PCATool to Brazil and analyze its validation and reliability through a cross-sectional(More)
OBJECTIVES It is well known that sex differences in analgesic prescription are not merely the logical result of greater prevalence of pain in women, since this therapeutic variability is related to factors such as educational level or social class. This study aims to analyse the relationship between analgesic prescription and gender development in different(More)