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dc.creatorRojas Céspedes, Gustavo
dc.creatorBogarín, Guisella
dc.creatorGutiérrez, José María
dc.date.accessioned2017-01-18T17:11:33Z
dc.date.available2017-01-18T17:11:33Z
dc.date.issued1997-11
dc.identifier.citationhttp://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0041010197000469es_ES
dc.identifier.issn0041-0101
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10669/29434
dc.description.abstractThe mortality rate due to snakebite envenomation in Costa Rica was estimated from 1952 to 1993. The highest mortality was observed during the 1950s and 1960s, with the highest rate of 4.83 per 100,000 population in 1953. In contrast, a rate of 0.2 per 100,000 population per year was estimated from 1990 to 1993. The most conspicuous decline in mortality occurred after 1970. The highest mortality rates were observed in the provinces of Limón and Puntarenas, especially in regions where tropical rain forests had been transformed into agricultural fields. The lowest mortality was in the province of Guanacaste, where tropical dry forest predominates and Bothrops asper (terciopelo), the most important poisonous snake in the country, is not abundant. The majority of fatalities occurred in the age groups from 10 to 19 years old. Males were more affected than females in a ratio of 3.6:1. Before 1980 most fatal cases did not receive medical attention in hospitals, whereas after 1980 the majority of cases with fatal outcome were attended in hospitals.es_ES
dc.description.sponsorshipUniversidad de Costa Rica/[741-89-057]/UCR/Costa Ricaes_ES
dc.description.sponsorshipConsejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnología//CONICIT/Costa Ricaes_ES
dc.language.isoen_USes_ES
dc.sourceToxicon; Volumen 35, Número 11, 1997es_ES
dc.subjectAdolescentes_ES
dc.subjectAdultes_ES
dc.subjectAge Factorses_ES
dc.subjectAged, 80 and overes_ES
dc.subjectAnimalses_ES
dc.subjectBothropses_ES
dc.subjectChild, Preschooles_ES
dc.subjectCosta Ricaes_ES
dc.subjectFemalees_ES
dc.subjectHumanses_ES
dc.subjectIncidencees_ES
dc.subjectMalees_ES
dc.subjectInfantes_ES
dc.subjectMiddle Agedes_ES
dc.subjectSnake venomes_ES
dc.titleSnakebite mortality in Costa Ricaes_ES
dc.typeinfo:eu-repo/semantics/articlees_ES
dc.typeArtículo científicoes_ES
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/S0041-0101(97)00046-9
dc.description.procedenceUCR::Vicerrectoría de Investigación::Unidades de Investigación::Ciencias de la Salud::Instituto Clodomiro Picado (ICP)es_ES
dc.identifier.codproyecto741-89-057


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