Estimación del valor promedio del indicador COPD. Chile, 2012

Translated title of the contribution: Estimated average value of the COPD indicator COPD. Chile, 2012

Verónica Vargas Sanhueza, Claudia Krause Muñoz, Víctor Patricio Díaz Narváez

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Objective: To determine the national average value of the COPD indicator in dentistry services of a private national health network in Chile, 2012. Methods: The study population reached 648,235 cases, with a selected sample of 16,421 individuals. Exclusion criteria were the incomplete electronic records (medical records) for the variables studied. Data were recorded in an Excel matrix, and are encrypted, thus protecting the statistical confidentiality and patients’ rights. The data were presented in age ranges, according to the criteria applied in Chile by the Ministry of Health. COPD indicator assessment was made based on classification of the World Health Organization. Statistical graphics applied were central tendency and dispersion. The association between the study variables and COPD, was estimated using the Pearson´s Chi-square test. In all cases we used a significance level of alpha <_ 0.05. Results: The national average was 3.76 (moderate). Significant association was found between COPD and the variables age, female gender and healing diagnosis.

Translated title of the contributionEstimated average value of the COPD indicator COPD. Chile, 2012
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)276-283
Number of pages8
JournalSalud Uninorte
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2015

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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