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GONZALEZ RUBIO, Y.  y  CASTANO PINTO, M. S.. Screening for cervix cancer: same incidence in latinoamerican immigrants women?. Medifam [online]. 2001, vol.11, n.9, pp.60-82. ISSN 1131-5768.

Due to the demographic change that our country is living with the arrival of immigrants of different nationalities, we wonder if these new users of the National System of Health present the same or different problems of health that the autochthonous population. In particular in this article we think about if the women coming from America of the South, immigrants' majority population in our area of health, they present different risk of suffering cancer of uterine cervical, and for they specify it changes in the screening program. Looking for information in the literature has not found evidences that it is necessary to vary the intervals in the screening program, in spite of the fact that differences exist in the prevalence and in some factors of risk for this illness.

Palabras clave : Cervical cancer; Screening; Latin American population.

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