Social indicators and conditions influence the patterns of epidemiological and demographic variables. Among these variables, birth rates can be associated with social status and economic development. However, there are few studies linking higher socioeconomic status with lower birth rates. Recent data from Latin-American countries have not reported how indicators such as the Unsatisfied Basic Needs (UBN), extendedly used in the region, influence birth rates, which is itself an indicator for development. For these reasons, we explored the potential influences of the UBN on the birth rates of rural areas of the 14 municipalities of Risaralda, Colombia, in 2010, using an ecological study. A non-linear regression model using the UBN as an independent variable and the birth rate as the dependent one, was run with Stata 11.0 at 95% confidence level (p significant <0.05).
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Vol. 2 Núm.1. Enero-Junio 2013 Pags. 5-6 Rev Eviden HUS 2013; 2(1)