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Table 3 Distribution of chronic diseases by systems of the body among patients at HUCSH, February 2016

From: Chronic diseases multi-morbidity among adult patients at Hawassa University Comprehensive Specialized Hospital

Body systems affected Diseases Yes No
n* (%) n* (%)
Musculoskeletal system Arthritis, Gauty arthritis 69 (16.8) 342 (83.2)
Endocrine system Goiter, diabetes mellitus 67 (16.3) 344 (83.7)
Cardiovascular system* HTN, CHF, RHD, hemorrhoid 60 (14.6) 351 (85.4)
Nervous system Epilepsy, alzheimer, migraine 46 (11.2) 365 (88.8)
Genitourinary system* BPH, nephrolithiasis, nephritis 30 (7.3) 381 (92.7)
Respiratory system* COPD 19 (4.6) 392 (95.4)
Malignant cancer Cancer 19 (4.6) 392 (95.4)
Gastrointestinal system Liver diseases, cholelithiasis 6 (1.5) 405 (98.5)
Chronic diseases   227 (55.2) 184(44.8)
Multi-morbidity   73 (17.8) 338 (82.2)
  1. *n number, HTN hypertension, CHF congestive heart failure, RHD Rheumatic heart disease, BPH benign prostatic hypertrophy, COPD chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases