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BACKGROUND Low adherence to cervical and breast cancer (CBC) screening recommendations contributes to high CBC mortality among Latinas. PURPOSE To estimate the prevalence of, and factors associated with, last 12-month Pap smear and mammogram receipt among a Midwest community sample of low-acculturated Latinas. METHODS We conducted a cross-sectional(More)
BACKGROUND Nonadherence to drug treatment is a major contributor to antihypertensive treatment failure. Mood disorders could impair the patient's desire and ability to follow physician's recommendations. We evaluated the role of symptoms of depression and anxiety on adherence to antihypertensive drug treatment. METHODS We conducted a longitudinal cohort(More)
Latina women are at heightened risk of cervical cancer incidence and mortality. The human papillomavirus (HPV) is the principal cause of the majority of cervical cancer cases. A vaccine that protects against HPV was licensed in 2006. Eight years post-licensure, mixed research findings exist regarding the factors that predict vaccine uptake in Latinas. We(More)
BACKGROUND Accurate measurement of blood pressure is of utmost importance in hypertension research. In the context of epidemiologic and clinical studies, oscillometric devices offer important advantages to overcome some of the limitations of the auscultatory method. Even though their accuracy has been evaluated in multiple studies in the clinical setting,(More)
OBJECTIVES Determining the prevalence of Pap smear use and identifying the factors associated with Pap test performance. METHODS A cross-sectional study was carried out on volunteer women recruited from a local programme for detecting cervical cancer in Mogotes, Colombia. Prevalence ratios (PR) were calculated. Papanicolau smear use was the outcome being(More)
RESUMEN Objetivos Establecer la prevalencia de uso de la citología del cuello uterino e identificar los factores que determinan la asistencia a este examen. Métodos Estudio de corte transversal en voluntarias de un programa de prevención de cáncer de cuello uterino realizado en Mogotes, Colombia. Se calcularon razones de prevalencia (RP). La variable(More)
OBJECTIVE Determining vaccination coverage amongst children (<5 years old) having multiple socio-economic risk factors and their relationship to insurance status. METHODS This was a cross-sectional study of 514 families from urban settlements receiving people displaced by the armed conflict in 4 municipalities in the Santander department ( Colombia ). The(More)
OBJECTIVES This study was aimed at establishing displaced and local children's alimentary patterns amongst the school-age population from the Guatiguará area (Piedecuesta) and correlating their nutritional state with chosen socioeconomic and nutritional factors. METHODS This descriptive transversal study of 89 displaced and local school-aged children (6(More)
We evaluated the cost-effectiveness of administering a daily "polypill" consisting of three antihypertensive drugs, a statin, and aspirin to prevent cardiovascular disease among high-risk patients in Latin America. We found that the lifetime risk of cardiovascular disease could be reduced by 15 percent in women and by 21 percent in men if the polypill were(More)