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Preliminary results about Knowledge, Attitude and Practice related to prevention of mosquito borne diseases in an urban community in El Salvador * Paola Villegas1, Roberto Mejía1, Alexandre Ribó1, Moisés Díaz1, Edgar Quinteros1, Alejandro López1, Orbelina Delgado2, Ada Ruth Membreño2, Carlos E.Hernández1 *[email protected] National Institute of Health, Ministry of Health of El Salvador1 University of El Salvador 2

Outline Introduction Objective Methodology Preliminary Results Conclusions

 Introduction  These diseases cause a serious health issues in El Salvador.  In recent years the main diseases transmitted by mosquitoes in El Salvador are Dengue and Chikungunya.

Source: elsalvador.com

 Although these diseases do not produce high mortality rates. They produce high economic losses which contribute to the collapse of the public health system. Source: MINSAL 2012

 Introduction

http://www.elsalvador.com/articulo/nacional/declaran-alerta-verde-por-dengue-chikungunamunicipios-san-salvador-74551

http://www.laprensagrafica.com/2015/01/09/12-muertes-por-dengue-y-chikungunya-en-2014

 Objective The objective of this study was to identify what knowledge, attitudes, practices and sanitation conditions for the prevention of mosquito borne diseases in an urban community from Ilopango, San Salvador.

 Methodology Study Area: Ilopango, El Salvador A cross-sectional survey to evaluate knowledge, attitudes and practices (KAP) regarding prevention of mosquito borne diseases and basic services

 Methodology Study Area: Ilopango, El Salvador A cross-sectional survey to evaluate knowledge, attitudes and practices (KAP) regarding prevention of mosquito borne diseases and basic services

 Methodology Study Area: Ilopango, El Salvador A cross-sectional survey to evaluate knowledge, attitudes and practices (KAP) regarding prevention of mosquito borne diseases and basic services

 Methodology Variables  Socio demographic  Access to basic services  Questionnaire about, knowledge attitude and practice regarding prevention of mosquito borne diseases.  Observation in field

Study Area characteristics  Community population: 500 inhabitants spread in 190 housing  Target: One representative from each household (190)  Respondents: 110 households  No respondents: 80 households

 Results Socio-demographic data Gender

Age

B

A Male 38%

Academic degree None 9%

C Secundar y School 39%

Primary school 39%

21-39 years 37%

>40 years 56%

Female 62%

College student 13%

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