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Acta Médica Peruana

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GUTIERREZ, César  and  MONTENEGRO-IDROGO, Juan José. Knowledge about dengue in an endemic Peruvian region: A population- based study. Acta méd. Peru [online]. 2017, vol.34, n.4, pp.283-288. ISSN 1728-5917.

Objective: To describe knowledge about dengue in an endemic Peruvian region (Piura). Materials and methods: Secondary Data analysis of the National Survey of Strategic Programs 2014 -section 700 (health) (Statistics and Informatics National Institute). 113 073 national people surveyed at =14 years old (5 131 surveyed in Piura). We to analyze questions 701 to 704, about dengue knowledge. Answers to describe by demographics behavioral, residence zone and to compare with national results. Results: At Piura, 78.4% refer dengue to transmit by mosquito bite, but national results were 54.5%. There are differences between urban zone (84%) and rural zone (58.2%); to there are differences between provinces. Symptoms frequently remembered: fever (79.7%), headache (56.4%), osteo-articular pain (30.3%) and shivers (28.7%). If symptoms present in people, 96.9% going to establishment health (97.8% nationally). Knowledge about actions for mosquito control was <50%. Conclusion: Knowledge about some dengue aspects yet is poor at Piura region- endemic dengue region nationally. Sanitary education should be empathizing in people, and back down the development of the disease

Keywords : Dengue; Aedes aegypti; Communicable diseases, emerging; Health knowledge, attitudes, practice.

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