Características asociadas a la consulta pre viaje en turistas que visitan Cusco, Perú

Christian R. Mejia, Aleksandar Cvetkovic-Vega, Briggite Cruz, Matlin M. Cárdenas, Dante M. Quiñones-Laveriano, Alfonso J. Rodríguez-Morales

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Background: International tourism is increasing. Preventive Medicine remains important, especially the Pre- Travel Consultation (PTC). Objective: To determinate, the characteristics of tourists associated with PTC in tourists at Cuzco, Peru. Methods: A cross-sectional, analytical study, a secondary analysis of data from a database generated by survey of foreign tourists who visited Cuzco, in the waiting room of the airport was performed. The main variable was to have had a PTC at the tourist’s country of residence, the area of residence was categorized according to health/risk of acquiring infectious diseases as traveler’s diarrhea during their stay. These and other variables were analyzed and statistical association with generalized linear models were done. Results: Of the 1827 tourists, 875 (48%) were men, with a median age of 33 years (range 18-88 years); 42% had a PTC. In the multivariate analysis, it was found that a PTC lower frequency was associated with male gender (aPR: 0.84; 95% CI: 0.75-0.94), and a higher frequency was associated with have born (aPR: 1.77; 95% CI: 1.39-2.27) and reside in an area of low risk of acquiring infectious diseases (aPR: 1.95; 95% CI: 1.26-3.00), adjusted for the history of a disease. Conclusions: Sex, region of birth and residence of tourists (as risk of acquiring infectious diseases) are associated with having a PTC. These findings may serve the health and government attending tourists who come to our country.

Título traducido de la contribuciónCharacteristics associated with pre travel medical consultation in tourists visiting Cuzco, Peru
Idioma originalEspañol
Páginas (desde-hasta)38-42
PublicaciónRevista Chilena de Infectologia
EstadoIndizado - feb. 2016

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Palabras clave

  • Cuzco
  • Pre travel consultation
  • Travel advice
  • Travel medicine
  • Travelers


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