Revista Cubana de Salud Pública
versão impressa ISSN 0864-3466
LOPEZ PARDO, Cándido M.. Measument of the population's health condition and its relation with determinants. Rev. cub. salud pública [online]. 2007, vol.33, n.1, pp. 0-0. ISSN 0864-3466. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0864-34662007000100012.
Measurement of global health states and the identification of relationship between the population health status and its determinants can lead to the fulfillment of a number of general goals or part of them that may be broken in specific objectives described in the paper. The specific objectives may in turn be met through analytical procedures that are classified in this article into seven categories according to their regular use for other purposes: the analytical procedures used in epidemiological surveillance, time series analysis, space-time clusters identification, economic and derivative analysis, those supported on indexes for various aims, general procedures of statistics and epidemilogy, and other procedures. This paper reflected 19 procedures grouped into the first five categories. The specific purposes that each procedure allows us to attain were stated, the description of their use was provided, references to expand knowledge on them, and examples of their use were given and also the software that may help to perform them was explained. Similarly, a summary of results was submitted.
Palavras-chave : Health status of the population.