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Determinants of Rheumatic Heart Disease in School Age Children at National Institute of Cardiovascular Disease | Abstract
Rheumatology: Current Research

Rheumatology: Current Research
Open Access

ISSN: 2161-1149 (Printed)

Abstract

Determinants of Rheumatic Heart Disease in School Age Children at National Institute of Cardiovascular Disease

Abdul Haque Khoso*, Gul Hassan Brohi, Masood Ali Qureshi, Shabnum Bashir, Bashir Ahmed Pirzado and Ayaz Latif

Introduction: In the modern era, the double burden of diseases is increasing day by day around the World; rheumatic heart disease is one of these diseases. Millions of the peoples suffering from rheumatic heart diseases in which 2500,000 deaths occur throughout the world each year, whereas a high ratio found in developing countries.

Objectives: Assess the determinants of rheumatic heart disease in school-age children and explore the environmental factors which contributing of rheumatic heart diseases.

Materials and Methodology: This study was an analytical cross-sectional study in which a Non-probability convenient sampling method was used. This study conducted at the National Institute of Cardiovascular Disease, Sukkur satellite.

Results: The sample size was 196. Age group 11 to 15 years seen more prone to develop RHD. Male gender dominating as compared to female. Male seen 1.25-time greater risk for developing the disease. Residential from rural areas have a sound contributor to Rheumatic heart disease.

Conclusion: This study successfully found determinates of rheumatic heart disease; residents of rural areas, joint family, illiteracy of parents, unemployment, and more than 3 peoples per room, and also explored the environmental factors which are the good contributor to this disease. Further, this study also analyzed the significant association of rheumatic heart disease with living patterns.

Published Date: 2021-04-28; Received Date: 2021-04-07

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