Id 1141 Women Health Status Analysis In An Urban Health Care District

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García-Izquierdo Jaén T, Romero Hurtado JÁ, Maynar Marino I, Maynar Marino MÁ, Nieto Ramírez R, Batalla Rebollo N
Spain
mtgij@hotmail.com
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Aim(s) or purpose: Knowing women health needs and problems (from 14 years old) in a certain urban health care district for a later approach of them.
Design and method: A participatory, qualitative, descriptive study about women health status was carried out. Obtaining data from 6 focus groups (with 61 participants) and 10 open-structured individual interviews to social actors and socio-sanitary professionals.
Results: Total population of health care district: 7598. Total female population: 3662 (48,2 %) (14-19 years old: 228 (6,2 %); 20-39 years old: 1156 (31,6 %); 40-65 years old: 1070 (29,2 %); over 65 years old: 586 (16 %)). The 14 most frequent problems involving women were: family overload of women, unhealthy eating habits, smoking, truancy (mostly gypsies), unwanted teenage pregnancies, school failure, irresponsible parenthood, old women loneliness, domestic violence, lack of help in housework from husbands/partners, low self-esteem, unemployment, male chauvinism, job insecurity.
Conclusions: The most frequent problems seemed to show the ones that population most cares about. Detected problems mostly involved the following spheres: family, education, social, socio-labour, feeding, toxics, domestic violence, sexual and mental health. The need of a multidisciplinary approach for these problems in women is confirmed.
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Women health status analysis in an urban health care district