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Table 2 Morbidity rates/1,000 population and percent of the 10 leading causes of diseases by age group in Guinea, (males, 2008)

From: A step forward for understanding the morbidity burden in Guinea: a national descriptive study

Rank 0-4 years 5-14 years 15-24 years 25-64 years 65 years and over
1 Malaria Malaria Malaria Malaria Malaria
  174 (40%) 183 (45%) 98 (31%) 222 (39%) 146 (24%)
2 Respiratory infections Respiratory infections Respiratory infections Respiratory infections Respiratory infections
  104 (24%) 57 (14%) 55 (18%) 99 (17%) 98 (16%)
3 Diarrheal diseases Helminthiases Diarrheal diseases Diarrheal diseases Helminthiases
  39 (9%) 44 (11%) 23 (7%) 43 (7%) 67 (11%)
4 Helminthiases Diarrheal diseases Helminthiases Helminthiases Malnutrition
  34 (8%) 38 (9%) 22 (7%) 28 (5%) 36 (6%)
5 Malnutrition Malnutrition Injuries Injuries Diarrheal diseases
  16 (4%) 12 (3%) 18 (6%) 28 (5%) 29 (5%)
6 Anemia Dental and Oral diseases Malnutrition Dental and Oral diseases Gastritis, ulcer
  8 (2%) 10 (2%) 17 (6%) 17 (3%) 26 (4%)
7 Dermatologic diseases Genito-urinairy diseases Dermatologic diseases Genito-urinairy diseases Dermatologic diseases
  7 (2%) 9 (2%) 12 (4%) 14 (2%) 26 (4%)
8 E.N.T infections Injuries Dental and Oral diseases Malnutrition Injuries
  6 (1%) 8 (2%) 10 (3%) 13 (2%) 24 (4%)
9 Measles Anemia Gastritis, ulcers Gastritis, ulcers Hypertension
  6 (1%) 6 (2%) 8 (3%) 12 (2%) 23 (4%)
10 Injuries Dermatologic diseases Anemia Dermatologic diseases Articular diseases
  5 (1%) 6 (1%) 8 (3%) 12 (2%) 19 (3%)
  1. Note: E.N.T infections mean ear, nose, and throat infections