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The changing trend of cardiovascular disease and its clinical characteristics in Ethiopia: hospital‑based observational study

Overview of attention for article published in Vascular Health and Risk Management, April 2017
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Title
The changing trend of cardiovascular disease and its clinical characteristics in Ethiopia: hospital‑based observational study
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Vascular Health and Risk Management, April 2017
DOI 10.2147/vhrm.s131259
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Yonas Getaye Tefera, Tadesse Melaku Abegaz, Tamrat Befekadu Abebe, Abebe Basazn Mekuria

Abstract

The aim of this study was to assess the pattern of cardiovascular diseases (CVDs), their clinical characteristics, and associated factors in the outpatient department of the chronic illness clinic of Gondar University Referral Hospital. A retrospective cross-sectional study was conducted among patients on follow-up at the outpatient chronic illness clinic of the hospital from October 2010 to October 2015. The source population for the study included patients with a diagnosis of CVD whose medical records have the required socio-demographic information during the study period. The data were collected from August 2015 to December 2015. Chi-square and binary logistic regression tests were performed to test the significance of difference among predictive variables and CVDs. Of 1105 patient medical records, 862 fulfilled the inclusion criteria. The majority of the patients were females (65%) and living in urban areas (62.7%). Hypertension accounted for the majority (62.3%) of CVDs followed by heart failure (HF) (23.9%). Headache was the leading chief complaint among the patients (37.7%) upon diagnosis and was the prominent clinical feature in more than half of the patients during their course of follow-up. Higher proportions of dyslipidemia (85.7%), hypertension (72.8%), and ischemic heart disease (IHD) (73.2%) were associated with urban residency (P<0.01). Patients from rural areas (crude odds ratio [COR] =1.306 [95% confidence interval 1.026-2.166], adjusted odds ratio [AOR] =1.272 [95% confidence interval 1.017-2.030]) and those with comorbidity illnesses (COR= 1.813 [1.279-2.782], AOR =1.551 [95% confidence interval 1.177-2.705]) were more likely to have poor CVD outcome (P<0.05). Hypertension was found to be the most frequent CVD followed by HF, and hypertensive heart disease was the leading cause of cardiac diseases. Most of the patients had improved assessment in the last follow-up, but patients from rural regions and those with comorbidty had higher likelihood of poor cardiovascular outcome.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 107 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 17 16%
Researcher 9 8%
Lecturer 8 7%
Student > Bachelor 6 6%
Student > Doctoral Student 4 4%
Other 15 14%
Unknown 48 45%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Nursing and Health Professions 23 21%
Medicine and Dentistry 18 17%
Unspecified 3 3%
Social Sciences 2 2%
Computer Science 2 2%
Other 10 9%
Unknown 49 46%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 1. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 24 April 2017.
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#5,491,254
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#4
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