In a one year period (March 1990 to March 1991) the pattern of diseases in geriatric patients (over 60 years of age) admitted to the medical wards at Kenyatta National Hospital (KNH) was studied.
In all, there were 1296 patients (M:F=1.7:1) in this age group forming 11.5% of all admissions during the study period. 1008 (77.8%) of the geriatric patients were between 60 and 79 years of age.
Most of the admissions (86.4%) were first admissions.
The mean number of diseases per geriatric patient was 1.4. Hypertension and Cardiomyopathy were the commonest single diseases recorded, making up 43.9% of all diseases in this patient population.
Mots-clés Pascal : Hospitalisation, Age, Vieillard, Homme, Etiologie, Mortalité, Kenya, Afrique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Hospitalization, Age, Elderly, Human, Etiology, Mortality, Kenya, Africa
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 93-0524724
Code Inist : 002B30A03B. Création : 199406.