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Revista Colombia Médica
Universidad del Valle - Facultad de Salud
ISSN: 0120-8322
EISSN: 1657-9534
Vol. 42, No. 4, 2011, pp. 501-507
Bioline Code: rc11077
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
Document available free of charge

Revista Colombia Médica, Vol. 42, No. 4, 2011, pp. 501-507

 es Caracterización de estudiantes de bachillerato que usan piercings en Cali, Colombia
Calero, Jesús Alberto & Jaimes, Ana Fernanda

Resumen

Objetivo: Conocer en una muestra poblacional de bachilleres entre 6° y 12° de cuatro colegios de Cali, Colombia, de diferentes estratos socioeconómicos, las variables sociodemográficas que los caracterizan y los factores que les motivaron a utilizar piercings.
Materiales y métodos: Se aplicó una encuesta con 15 preguntas a 219 estudiantes bachilleres que manifestaron tener piercings y se realizó una entrevista en profundidad de forma aleatoria a 10% de la muestra.
Resultados: De los 2120 estudiantes matriculados en bachillerato en los cuatro colegios de diferentes estratos sociales que cumplieron los criterios de inclusión del estudio, 219 estudiantes (10.3%) utilizaban piercings, coincidiendo en los estratos alto, medio y bajo el predominio de su uso en jóvenes varones, a la edad de 16 años, con preferencia para colocárselos en los lóbulos de las orejas y lengua, en los sitios donde los adquirieron.
Conclusión: Los factores que influyeron en la decisión de usar los piercings fueron el gusto por estos, mejorar su imagen, la moda y el deseo de explorar nuevas experiencias.

Palabras-clave
Piercing; Piercing corporal; Complicaciones; Caracterización y factores.

 
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Calero, Jesús Alberto & Jaimes, Ana Fernanda

Abstract

Objective: To know from a sample of secondary students between the 6th and 12th grades in four schools in the city of Santiago de Cali from different socio-economic levels, the characterization of their social demographic variables and the factors that motivated them to use piercings.
Materials and methods: A 15-question survey was applied to 219 high school students who wore piercings, and an indepth interview was made to 10% of the sample.
Results: From the 2120 secondary students from the four schools in different socio-economic levels that complied with the inclusion criteria for the study, 219 students (10.33%) used piercings, with their use predominating in the high, medium, and low stratums among young men, 16 years of age. These piercings were usually located in the earlobes and tongue, and were placed there at the shops where they bought them.
Conclusion: The factors that influenced the decision to use the piercings were: because they liked them, they improved their image, it was fashionable, and because of the desire to explore new experiences.

Keywords
Piercing; Body piercing; Complications; Characterization and factors.

 
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