Socioeconomic and Demographic Profile of Children and Adolescents with Chronic Disease: Integrative Literature Review
Objective: to analyze the scientific literature about the socioeconomic profile of children and adolescents with chronic disease. Method: This is an integrative literature review held from October 2015 to April 2016, through the virtual libraries LILACS, PUBMED and SciELO considering published studies in Spanish, English, French or Portuguese languages, using the following keywords: children; adolescent; chronic disease; chronic illness, factors socioeconomics. Results: were selected and analyzed 18 articles that meet the inclusion criteria of this study. It was noted that the scientific publications describe the demographic profile and social and economic variables of children and adolescents with chronic diseases, in a secondary manner, based on a specific chronic disease. Conclusion: its relevant and necessary consider to describe in detail the socioeconomic profile of children and adolescents with chronic diseases so that other elements such as risk and social vulnerability can be included in the integral care process to this clientele.
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