Revista de Saúde Pública
On-line version ISSN 1518-8787
RAMOS, Maria Iraci Cabianca et al. Socioeconomic and sanitary survey in families living in the Botucatu County (S. Paulo, Brazil) in 1969. Rev. Saúde Pública [online]. 1973, vol.7, n.2, pp. 161-179. ISSN 1518-8787. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0034-89101973000200009.
In 1969, a survey was carried out concerning the socio-economical and sanitary aspects of the inhabitants in Botucatu County (S. Paulo, Brazil). Three hundred and five families were interviewed. Data involving the composition of the family, age of the memores, occupation, salary, sanitary conditions of their houses, knowledge about vaccination and their opinions about health services were collected and analysed. Some results were associated with the socioeconomic status of the families. The basic sanitation conditions were adequate and of reasonable standard. Knowledge about the value of vaccination as well as the required doses were vague Resources available for health were fragmented on indication of the lack of coordenation among the health services. Health centers were mainly sought for the care of children, on indication of the population's low degree of knowledge about their purposes. It was concluded that an improvement of the community viewpoints about medical-sanitary aspects is desired and systematic health educaiton programs are necessary and urgent.
Keywords : Socioeconomic survey [Botucatu, S. Paulo, Brazil]; Sanitation; Health resortes.