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dc.contributor.authorAjmi, T.N.
dc.contributor.authorBougmiza, I.
dc.contributor.authorZedini, C.
dc.contributor.authorEl Ghardallou, M.
dc.contributor.authorGataa, R.
dc.contributor.authorMtiraoui, A.
dc.description.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 yearsEN
dc.subjectFamily PracticeEN
dc.subjectCross-Sectional StudiesEN
dc.subjectAge DistributionEN
dc.subject.meshRespiratory Tract DiseasesEN
dc.titleRespiratory morbidity in family practice in the region of Sousse, TunisiaEN
dc.relation.ispartofjournalEMHJ - Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, 17 (‎5)‎, 431-438, 2011

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