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Paediatric morbidity and mortality at the Eldoret District Hospital, Kenya.
East Afr Med J. 1995 Mar; 72(3):165-9.EA

Abstract

Over an 18 month period, there were 4,720 paediatric admissions at the Eldoret District Hospital in Western Kenya. The most frequent 20 diseases were identified and their respective case fatality rates calculated. Malaria was the most common cause for admission (33.0%) but the fourth most common cause of death with a case fatality rate of 2.2%. The overall mortality rate on the paediatric wards was 8.2% with 64.9% of the deaths occurring within the first 24 hours of hospitalization. Three-fourth of all admissions were due to four diseases: malaria, pneumonia, gastroenteritis and measles. Targeted interventional programmes aimed at these 4 diseases, coupled with a comprehensive primary health care system, would most likely result in much less morbidity and mortality for the children in the district. The systems for routinely collecting and storing medical records were found to be substandard, making it very difficult to accurately monitor morbidity and mortality.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Eldoret District Hospital, Kenya.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

7796768

Citation

Menge, I, et al. "Paediatric Morbidity and Mortality at the Eldoret District Hospital, Kenya." East African Medical Journal, vol. 72, no. 3, 1995, pp. 165-9.
Menge I, Esamai F, van Reken D, et al. Paediatric morbidity and mortality at the Eldoret District Hospital, Kenya. East Afr Med J. 1995;72(3):165-9.
Menge, I., Esamai, F., van Reken, D., & Anabwani, G. (1995). Paediatric morbidity and mortality at the Eldoret District Hospital, Kenya. East African Medical Journal, 72(3), 165-9.
Menge I, et al. Paediatric Morbidity and Mortality at the Eldoret District Hospital, Kenya. East Afr Med J. 1995;72(3):165-9. PubMed PMID: 7796768.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Paediatric morbidity and mortality at the Eldoret District Hospital, Kenya. AU - Menge,I, AU - Esamai,F, AU - van Reken,D, AU - Anabwani,G, PY - 1995/3/1/pubmed PY - 1995/3/1/medline PY - 1995/3/1/entrez KW - Africa KW - Africa South Of The Sahara KW - Age Factors KW - Child KW - Child Health KW - Child Mortality KW - Delivery Of Health Care KW - Demographic Factors KW - Developing Countries KW - Diseases KW - Eastern Africa KW - English Speaking Africa KW - Health KW - Health Facilities KW - Hospitals KW - Kenya KW - Morbidity KW - Mortality KW - Population KW - Population Characteristics KW - Population Dynamics KW - Research Methodology KW - Sampling Studies KW - Studies KW - Surveys KW - Youth SP - 165 EP - 9 JF - East African medical journal JO - East Afr Med J VL - 72 IS - 3 N2 - Over an 18 month period, there were 4,720 paediatric admissions at the Eldoret District Hospital in Western Kenya. The most frequent 20 diseases were identified and their respective case fatality rates calculated. Malaria was the most common cause for admission (33.0%) but the fourth most common cause of death with a case fatality rate of 2.2%. The overall mortality rate on the paediatric wards was 8.2% with 64.9% of the deaths occurring within the first 24 hours of hospitalization. Three-fourth of all admissions were due to four diseases: malaria, pneumonia, gastroenteritis and measles. Targeted interventional programmes aimed at these 4 diseases, coupled with a comprehensive primary health care system, would most likely result in much less morbidity and mortality for the children in the district. The systems for routinely collecting and storing medical records were found to be substandard, making it very difficult to accurately monitor morbidity and mortality. SN - 0012-835X UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/7796768/Paediatric_morbidity_and_mortality_at_the_Eldoret_District_Hospital_Kenya_ L2 - http://hivinsite.ucsf.edu/InSite?page=kb-03-01-08 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -