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Salud Publica Mex. 2013;55 Suppl 2:S106-11.

[Gaps in effective coverage by socioeconomic status and poverty condition].

[Article in Spanish]

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Centro de Investigación en Evaluación y Encuestas, Instituto Nacional de Salud Pública, Cuernavaca, Morelos, México.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

To analyze, in the context of increased health protection in Mexico, the gaps by socioeconomic status and poverty condition on effective coverage of selected preventive interventions.

MATERIALS AND METHODS:

Data from the National Health & Nutrition Survey 2012 and 2006, using previously defined indicators of effective coverage and stratifying them by socioeconomic (SE) status and multidimensional poverty condition.

RESULTS:

For vaccination interventions, immunological equity has been maintained in Mexico. For indicators related to preventive interventions provided at the clinical setting, effective coverage is lower among those in the lowest SE quintile and among people living in multidimensional poverty. Comparing 2006 and 2012, there is no evidence on gap reduction.

CONCLUSION:

While health protection has significantly increased in Mexico, thus reducing SE gaps, those gaps are still important in magnitude for effective coverage of preventive interventions.

PMID:
24626685
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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