Clinical Data of Patients with Wounds Attending Government Hospitals in Ondo State, Nigeria

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A. K. Onifade
O. G. Palmer

Abstract

Clinical data of patients with wounds attending government hospitals in Ondo state, Nigeria was investigated. It was observed that most patients with wound that visited government hospitals in Ondo state were 45-54 years age group with percentage of 41.0%. The most gender that visits government hospitals for the treatment of wound was male in the course of the research with the percentage of 59.3%. In the course of the study 31.0% of the respondents that participate in the survey were single while 69% were married. Self-employed had the highest percentage distribution of 27.8% while driver had the lowest percentage of 4.8%. Most of the respondents reside in Akure while Ilara had the lowest respondent patients with wounds that visited hospitals in the course of the study. Four-point-five percent (4.5%) of the patients with wounds were diagnosed with diabetes and 4.0 percent of the respondents were on diabetes drug. Eighteen-point-three percent (18.3%) of the patients with wounds take alcohol. Patients with wounds that take alcohol regularly were 16.3% while 2.0% take alcohol occasionally. In the course of the survey at government hospitals in Ondo State, 9.3% of the respondent smoke cigarette. Two-point-five percent (2.5%) smoke regularly while 6.8% smoke occasionally. Thirty-six-point five percent (36.5%) of the patients with wounds were on traditional herb. Patients with wounds that take traditional herb were 16.8%, 19.8% takes traditional herb occasionally, while 63.5% of the respondent did not take at all. None of the patient was diagnosed with obesity.

Keywords:
Clinical, wound, patients, hospitals, gender, diabetes

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Onifade, A. K., & Palmer, O. G. (2020). Clinical Data of Patients with Wounds Attending Government Hospitals in Ondo State, Nigeria. Asian Journal of Research in Dermatological Science, 3(3), 11-19. Retrieved from https://journalajrdes.com/index.php/AJRDES/article/view/30107
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