INHABITANTS OF THE STREET IN COLOMBIA, SOME ELEMENTS OF YOUR HEALTH
Keywords:Homeless Persons, Health Services, Health Services Needs and Demand, Medically Underserved Area, Medical Indigency.
OBJECTIVE: Describing the situation of some elements of health in street dwellers in Colombia. METHODOLOGY: descriptive, cross-sectional study, using the database of the 2020 street dwellers census (DANE). RESULTS: one out of every five people claims to have some health problem, being dental discomfort, respiratory problems, abdominal pain, and injuries caused by third parties; the most common chronic diseases are high blood pressure and diabetes. CONCLUSIONS: about the health problems referred by the participants, dental conditions are the most relevant and this may have some kind of consequence in the appearance of other diseases such as cardio-metabolic diseases in which there is a really low percentage of treatment.