Socio-demographic Characteristic of Sudanese Patients on Hemodialysis at Gezira Hospital for Renal Diseases and Surgery, Gezira State, Sudan; 2018
Central African Journal of Public Health
Volume 5, Issue 6, December 2019, Pages: 256-260
Received: Sep. 11, 2019; Accepted: Oct. 4, 2019; Published: Oct. 15, 2019
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Taha Ahmed Elmukashfi Elsheikh, Department of Community Medicine, University of Khartoum, Khartoum, Sudan
Mohamed Abdel Salam Nurein, Department of Anatomy, University of Karrari, Khartoum, Sudan
Mustafa Omran Mansour, Department of Urology, University of Gezira, Wadmadani, Sudan
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Abstract
End stage renal disease is an irreversible renal damage leading to impairment of renal function and failure of filtration of metabolic wastes from the blood. To determine the socio-demographic characteristics of Sudanese Patients on Hemodialysis at Gezira Hospital for Renal Diseases and Surgery, Gezira State, Sudan; 2018. It was an observational study. Independent variables were socio-demographic characteristics. Dependent variable was hemodialysis. A questionnaire was used to obtain the required data. SPSS version 21 was used for data entry and analysis. Chi square test was used and P-value ≤ 0.05 was considered statistically significant. Sixty two percent of respondents were male. Minimum age was 19 years while maximum age was 70 years. Maximum affected age group was age group (36-45) years; followed by age groups (46-55) and (56-65) years. Minimum age at which disease was diagnosed was 13 years while maximum was 67 years. Regarding residency was as follow: Two percent from East State, 2% from West State, and 96% from Central State. For education: Twenty percent were illiterate, 6.0% Quranic School (Khalwa), 36% primary school, 14% secondary school, 14% university graduate, and 10% had postgraduate certificate. Their occupation was as follows: Twenty percent were labors, 8% were farmers, 6% were employee, 2% were merchants, 4% were students, 24% were households, 2% was from the medical field, 4% were non-employee and 30% did not identify their occupations. Sixty six percent were married. Male is more prone to heamodialysis than female. Risk for heamodialysis increases with increased age. The married rate is an important factor related to the outcome of ESRD. Low levels of education together with low income level of employment are important factors related to ESRD.
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Socio-Demographic Characteristic, ESRD, Sudanese Patients, Gezira State
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Taha Ahmed Elmukashfi Elsheikh, Mohamed Abdel Salam Nurein, Mustafa Omran Mansour, Socio-demographic Characteristic of Sudanese Patients on Hemodialysis at Gezira Hospital for Renal Diseases and Surgery, Gezira State, Sudan; 2018, Central African Journal of Public Health. Vol. 5, No. 6, 2019, pp. 256-260. doi: 10.11648/j.cajph.20190506.15
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