International Journal of Scientific and Research Publications

IJSRP, Volume 3, Issue 7, July 2013 Edition [ISSN 2250-3153]


Four-year longitudinal assessment of the prevalence of typhoid fever among those attending the General Hospital Etinan, Nigeria
      Emmanuel C. Uttah, S.E. Osim, Hannah Etta, Emmanuel Ogban, Ndibukke Etim Edet Okon
Abstract: The study was aimed at ascertaining the prevalence of typhoid fever by Salmonella typhii and the four year trend of the infection in Etinan, Akwa Ibom State using hospital-based data. Hospital records of those who attended the General Hospital Etinan for medical attention was collected and collated. The four year cumulative prevalence of Salmonella infection was 63.8% (58.0% for males and 68.2% for females), Prevalence was significantly higher among females than among males (x2-test; p < 0.05). Prevalence was comparable in all the years except for the year 2001, which had a significantly higher prevalence than that of each of the other years (x2-test; p < 0.05 for all the tests). A comparison of the prevalence of Salmonella typhi in each of the age groups between 2000 and 2003 showed that in 2001, there was significantly high prevalence (up to 80%) in the first two age groups, 0-4 years and 5-9 years, unlike in the other years where prevalence in the same age groups ranged from 12% to 52% (x2-test; p < 0.05 for all the tests). Generally, prevalence among the various age groups ranged from: 12% in 0-4 years age

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Emmanuel C. Uttah, S.E. Osim, Hannah Etta, Emmanuel Ogban, Ndibukke Etim Edet Okon (2018); Four-year longitudinal assessment of the prevalence of typhoid fever among those attending the General Hospital Etinan, Nigeria; Int J Sci Res Publ 3(7) (ISSN: 2250-3153). http://www.ijsrp.org/research-paper-0713.php?rp=P191443
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