598 (Po) Seasonal Distribution And Reasons Of Attendance In A Remote M. Centre

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Author(s): 
E. Bounialetos, A. Philipidis, E. Gugurela, S. Boikos, S. Kilaidakis, A. Papadaki, G. Manolarakis, M. Mitsopulu
Health Centre of Tzermiado, Oropedio Lasithi, PESYP Crete, Greece
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BACKGROUND:
The systematic recording of epidemiological elements of population helps us so that we can comprehend the particular conditions that exist in a mountainous region such as the plateau of Lasithi in Crete.
AIM:
Our primary objective of this study is to record and comprehend the particular habits of residents of Plateau, in order that in second phase, with the proper corrective movements we could be able to cover their needs.
METHODS:
We recorded the visits of 1,257 patients in the surgery of urgent incidents in the health centre of plateau from January to December 2003. Were recorded the sex, the age, the season and the diagnosis for each visit through that year. The statistical evaluation of cross-correlation of season with the particular diseases became with the xý and T-test.
RESULTS:
In April and in August we observe the biggest attendance of patients (319 and 315 individuals respectively) while from November up to February the smallest (the smallest attendance was in November 117). The infections are increased at autumn and spring. The musculoskeletal wounds climax in August, with the traffic accidents, and the visits at home in winter are far more than any other season. The episodes of stress or panic attacks or neurosis acquire statistically important relation in February. The episodes of intoxication in August are quite a lot.
CONCLUSION:
Recording the seasonal distribution of attendance in the health centre of plateau of Lasithi in Crete we will be better prepared in the future to face any challenges.
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598 (PO) SEASONAL DISTRIBUTION AND REASONS OF ATTENDANCE IN A REMOTE M. CENTRE