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International Journal of Biology Sciences

Vol. 5, Issue 2, Part A (2023)

Assessment of the prevalence of diabetes and malaria co-infection among patients attending clinic at Umuguma general hospital, Owerri west local government Area, Imo State

Author(s):

Uzowuru DI, Oguh EMM, Onyeka PIK, Ikpeama CA, Onuoha BC, Ezike MN and Duru FI

Abstract:

Malaria and diabetics are frequent diseases especially in Sub-Sahara African countries. To assess diabetes and malaria co-infection among patients attending clinic at Umuguma General Hospital, Owerri West Local Government Area of Imo State, a total of 169 subjects including 70 males and 99 females within the age range of 20 and above 60 years were included in the study. The data was analyzed using simple percentage and frequency table. Results revealed overall prevalence of (23.1%) diabetes, (71.0%) malaria and (20.7%) co-infection. Age 51-60 years recorded higher prevalence of diabetes (33.3%) and malaria (79.2%) while age <60 years recorded higher coinfection (28.6%). Gender relation shows that females had high prevalence of (24.2%) diabetes, (71.7%) malaria and (21.2%) co-infection but not significantly different from their male counterparts. In relation to their occupation, it was observed that civil servants recorded higher prevalence of diabetes and co-infection (26.7%), while artisans were higher in malaria infection (87.1%). Therefore, this study recommends that regular check of malaria and diabetes should be made.

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How to cite this article:
Uzowuru DI, Oguh EMM, Onyeka PIK, Ikpeama CA, Onuoha BC, Ezike MN and Duru FI. Assessment of the prevalence of diabetes and malaria co-infection among patients attending clinic at Umuguma general hospital, Owerri west local government Area, Imo State. Int. J. Biol. Sci. 2023;5(2):01-03. DOI: 10.33545/26649926.2023.v5.i2a.162
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