María Felícitas Domínguez-Berjón

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OBJECTIVES a) To describe the methodology used to construct a deprivation index by census tract in cities, to identify the tracts with the least favorable socioeconomic conditions, and b) to analyze the association between this index and overall mortality. METHODS Several socioeconomic indicators (Census 2001) were defined by the census tracts of the(More)
OBJECTIVE To describe the incidence of injuries treated in primary care by type of injury, age groups, and sex in the publicly-funded health system of the region of Madrid in Spain. METHODS A descriptive cross sectional study was performed of injury episodes registered in the primary care electronic medical records of the health system of Madrid in 2011.(More)
BACKGROUND Features of the area might contribute to differences in cardiovascular mortality. The census tract distribution of ischaemic heart disease (IHD) and cerebrovascular disease mortality in the Region of Madrid and its association with deprivation and environmental variables were examined in this study. METHODS Cross-sectional, ecological study(More)
Background Socioeconomic inequalities in injury morbidity are an important yet understudied issue in Southern Europe. This study analysed the injuries treated in primary care in the Community of Madrid, Spain, by socioeconomic status (SES), sex and age. Methods This was a cross-sectional study of injuries registered in the primary care electronic medical(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess whether 2 area-level socioeconomic indicators (one single and the other composite) are able to detect social inequalities in health. METHODS We used the Health Interview Survey of Barcelona, 1992. Perceived health status, the presence of chronic conditions, smoking, pap test, educational level and social class were analyzed. As(More)
The aims of the present study were to describe and compare infant, neonatal, postneonatal and perinatal mortality in aggregates of Spanish Autonomous Communities (AC) with higher and lower income, as well as to describe and compare their respective inequalities among the provinces constituting AC with similar (high or low) and with extreme economic levels,(More)
In southern European cities, research on deprivation and mortality inequalities using small-area analysis is recent. In many countries, the census tract (CT) is the smallest territorial unit for which population data are available. The aim of this study was to examine the association between mortality from all causes and socioeconomic deprivation in CTs in(More)
OBJECTIVES We aim to describe influenza vaccination coverage for the Spanish population across four consecutive campaigns (2008/2009 to 2011/2012). The data was analyzed by high risk groups and health care workers (HCWs). Also, coverage trends were analyzed to assess uptake in post-pandemic seasons. METHODS We used data from two nation-wide representative(More)
BACKGROUND An epidemic outbreak of keratoconjunctivitis occurred in a nursing home in Madrid from August to December 2005. OBJECTIVE This article reports the outbreak, the infection control measures taken, and risk factors for keratoconjunctivitis. METHODS A cohort study was conducted on the nursing home staff and residents. Specific attack rates and(More)
On 6 October 2014, a case of Ebola virus disease (EVD) acquired outside Africa was detected in Madrid in a healthcare worker who had attended to a repatriated Spanish missionary and used proper personal protective equipment. The patient presented with fever <38.6 °C without other EVD-compatible symptoms in the days before diagnosis. No case of EVD was(More)