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  1. The disease pattern of elderly medical patients in Rwanda, central Africa.

    Article - En anglais

    In a study of the disease pattern of the elderly in Rwanda, all patients aged 60 or more, hospitalized in a one-year period at the Medical Department, University Hospital, Butare, were examined prospectively.

    One hundred and ninety-two patients were included; most were subsistence farmers having a mainly vegetarian diet and living in large families.

    Infections (37.5% of the patients) and liver cirrhosis (31.8%) were the problems most frequently encountered.

    Primary hepatocellular cancer was diagnosed in 5.7% of the patients and was the most frequent malignancy.

    The hospitalized elderly occupied 17.5% of the available beds in the Medical Department.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Epidémiologie, Vieillard, Rwanda, Politique sanitaire, Alimentation, Santé, Homme, Afrique

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Epidemiology, Elderly, Rwanda, Health policy, Feeding, Health, Human, Africa

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 94-0088222

    Code Inist : 002B30A01A2. Création : 199406.