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Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Featured Issue: Revista Colombia Médica Vol.44 No.2 & 3

Today we will featuring the latest issues of Revista Colombia Médica on Bioline.

Vol.44 no.2 & 3 of the journal were updated on Bioline in October 2013. Here are some of the highlights:

No.2 includes, "
HIV sexual risk behaviors in youth 15-24 years of age in Cali, Colombia: Do differences exist among neighbourhoods?" by Girón et al. This study aims to examine residents 15 to 24 years of age in different neighbourhoods in Cali, Colombia, to determine differences in HIV risk behvaviours. Communities 13, 15 and 20 underwent two stage-samplings where quantitive data was collected. Because of the different selection of youth, the results were weighted based on inverse probaility and probability of response. The results showed that in commune 20, there was a greater chance of unprotected sex of youth ages 16 to 17 and females, among others. The results also showed that in communes 13 and 15, women had 78% less of a chance of having had multiple sexual partners.
For the complete results of this study, as well as other articles from this issue, click here.

No.3 includes "
The effects of socioeconomic status and short stature on overweight, obesity and the risk of metabolic complications in adults" by Álvarez et al. In this study, men and women in Medellin, Colombia were observed to assess the relationship between socioeconomic status, height, and nutritional problems related to obesity and metabolic complications. The study was conducted by taking a sample of 5556 adults between 18 and 69 years of age. Characteristics assessed were weight, height, and waist circumference. The participants were then asked questions on their family income, socioeconomic stratum and academic level. The results showed that the height of the participants was associated with socioeconomic conditions. The article concludes with a call to action for a preventive approach during childhood to prevent unhealthy eating habits and the cumulative effect of food deprivation throughout life.
You can find the complete article and others from this issue here:

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