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Elementos para un Análisis de Género en las Estadísticas de Salud para la Toma de Decisiones

El análisis de género es una política de la Organización Panamericana de la Salud. En esta línea, la Oficina de Género, Etnicidad y Salud promueve la toma de decisiones con base en información, y el fortalecimiento de las capacidades nacionales para generar, analizar y utilizar eficazmente los indicadores de salud, desde una perspectiva de género y de diversidad.

Presents the basic elements for developing a gender-based analysis using health statistics, and includes some case studies based on data derived from Belize. Highlights the importance of using data disaggregated by sex, age, socioeconomic level, ethnic group, sexual orientation, geographic area, and other factors, in specific contexts, and whenever possible.

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Published: July 2009
Gender and tobacco control: a policy brief

This policy brief, aimed at national and international policy-makers and nongovernmental organizations, shows how a gender-sensitive approach can be incorporated into tobacco control policies, making existing instruments such as the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control more effective.

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Published: 2007
Sex matters: gender disparities in quality and outcomes of care

Presents findings about important sex and gender disparities in intensive care use and outcomes, as for example, critically ill women 50 years and older were less likely than critically ill men to be admitted to an intensive care unit (ICU) and to receive potentially life-saving interventions, and they were more likely to die in ICU or in hospital. Describes patient-level, provider-level and system-level factors that contribute to observed sex and gender disparities in quality and outcomes of care for critical illness.

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Published: December 4, 2007