The records of 15 243 admissions over a 5-year period (1986- 1990) were retrieved from the computer storage system of the King Khalid University Hospital to describe the general pattern of causes of admission into the medical wards.
The results of the descriptive analysis showed an overall male preponderance over female admissions (55.4% vs 44.7%), but the proportion of female admissions in the younger age-group up to 30 years was higher than that of their male counterparts.
Diseases of the circulatory, respiratory, and endocrine systems, metabolic disorders, digestive system and neoplasms accounted for more than 60% of all causes of admission.
Infectious diseases were responsible for only 6.7% of all admissions.
Mots-clés Pascal : Centre hospitalier universitaire, Arabie Saoudite, Admission hôpital, Etude statistique, Epidémiologie, Homme, Caractéristiques, Asie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Teaching hospital, Saudi Arabia, Hospital admission, Statistical study, Epidemiology, Human, Characteristics, Asia
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Cote : 94-0044491
Code Inist : 002B30A01A2. Création : 199406.