Interdisciplinary Journal of Epidemiology and Public Health <p>The Interdisciplinary&nbsp;Journal of Epidemiology and Public Health (IJEPH) is an open access, peer-reviewed, online journal committed to advance knowledge in the fields of epidemiology, public health and preventive medicine, by publishing original contributions coming from any related discipline with direct impact to the health of the international community.&nbsp;The iJEPH aims to publish innovative articles on all aspect of epidemiology and public health including preventive medicine, social determinants of health, and the impact of population interventions, practices and policies on health worldwide.</p> <p>The iJEPH also aims to significantly contribute to improve health globally by becoming an essential novel teaching resource for the academic community and a source of new and rigorous scientific evidence for health care providers and policy makers.</p> en-US (Yezid solarte, Biologist, MSc) (Yezid Solarte) Fri, 18 Jun 2021 00:40:16 +0000 OJS 60 Health care a manifest need: street-inhabitants with COVID-19 <p><strong>Objective:</strong> To describe the sociodemographic and clinical characteristics of the street-inhabitants that consulted the San Juan de Dios Hospital with a diagnosis of COVID-19, in the period between March 2020 and February 2021.</p> <p><strong>Methods:</strong> An observational, descriptive, cross-sectional study with analytical scope was carried out, with information from the epidemiological reported to the Epidemiological Surveillance Service (SIVIGILA) by the San Juan de Dios Hospital and the health clinical record of street-inhabitants patients diagnosed with COVID-19.</p> <p><strong>Results:</strong> 212 cases of street-inhabitants with COVID-19 were screening, presenting a median age of 39 years, 169 cases (79.7%) were men, from the Subsidized regime 130 cases (61.0%), followed by the population without any social security scheme (uninsured poor population) 71 cases (36.0%). 196 cases (92.5%) received hospital management and 23 cases (10.9%) required ICU.</p> <p><strong>Conclusions:</strong> The street-inhabitants subjects and variables of age, days of stay and lethality, led to identify the severity of the SARS-CoV-2 infection when compared with the general population infected by SARS-CoV-2 in Colombia. These findings can be used for decision-making and establishing policies on this event both in community settings and in individual settings of the street- inhabitants population of the city of Cali.</p> Saúl Díaz Navarro , Lady Johanna Londoño Zea, Luis Alberto Reyes Balcázar , Luis Alberto Olave Asprilla Copyright (c) 2021 Interdisciplinary Journal of Epidemiology and Public Health Mon, 14 Jun 2021 00:00:00 +0000