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Table 3 Summary of most frequent Health Needs in Amantani

From: Health need assessment in an indigenous high-altitude population living on an island in Lake Titicaca, Perú

Characteristics N %
Adults
 Non-communicable diseases and risk factors
  Did not have a blood pressure measurement in the last year (N = 216) 136 63.0
  Did not have a glucose measurement in the last year (N = 209) 174 83.3
  Consumed fruits less than twice per week (N = 222) 152 68.5
 Eye health
  Never had an eye examination (N = 234) 179 76.5
  Difficulty seeing/recognising a face within 6 m in the last year (N = 234) 104 44.4
 Communicable diseases
  Had never heard about tuberculosis (N = 223) 121 54.3
  Had never heard about HIV/AIDS (N = 230) 156 67.8
 Oral health
  Never had a dental examination (N = 232) 84 36.2
  Never had information about dental care (N = 232) 131 56.5
 Mental Health
  Self-report of anhedonia or sadness (N = 226) 153 67.7
 Knowledge or Cancer Prevention
  Had never heard about cancer (N = 105) 75 71.4
  Never had a mammography (N = 105) 75 71.4
  Never had a pap smear (N = 105) 82 78.1
 Contraception
  Had never heard about fallopian tubal ligation (N = 85) 57 67.1
  Had never heard about oral contraceptive pills (N = 85) 39 45.9
  Had never heard about the male condom (N = 85) 28 32.9
  Had never heard about the morning-after pill (N = 85) 57 67.1
  Hadnever used contraception (N = 85) 60 70.6
Children
 Eye health
  Never had an eye examination (N = 63) 29 46.0
  Inadequate lighting forreading (N = 44) 16 36.4
 Oral health
  Never had a dental examination (N = 122) 47 38.5
  Have never had information about dental care (N = 122) 41 33.6
 Mental health
  Corporal punishment by a teacher in the last month (N = 46) 11 23.9
  Physical violence by another student in the last month (N = 46) 15 33.3