Respiratory morbidity in family practice in the region of Sousse, Tunisia
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AbstractWe determined the profile of respiratory morbidity in family practice in the region of Sousse. We conducted a cross-sectional study in 86 primary health care centres in Souse over 1 year [2002-03]. Medical records for 3 weeks per season were randomly selected. The International Classification of Primary Care [ICPC] was used to code recorded data. Respiratory diseases ranked first both for reason for consultation [8397/24 882, 33.7%] and for diagnosis made [7788/18 097, 43.0%]. Of the 7715 respiratory complaints, cough was the most common complaint [54.8%]. Of respiratory diagnoses, 37.1% were acute tonsillitis, 26.5% acute bronchitis and 21.6% were acute respiratory tract infection. Children under 5 years were most affected by acute upper respiratory tract infections [44.5%]. Acute bronchitis was the primary diagnosis for patients aged over 45 years
Ajmi, T.N., Bougmiza, I., Zedini, C., El Ghardallou, M., Gataa, R. et al. (2011). Respiratory morbidity in family practice in the region of Sousse, Tunisia. http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/118637
EMHJ - Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, 17 (5), 431-438, 2011
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