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Medical Causes of Death among the Elderly in a Tertiary Hospital, South East Nigeria

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2014.326
Pages: 
50–5
Synopsis: 
We reviewed the causes of death among the elderly aged 60 years and above. Cerebrovascular accident, chronic kidney disease, and diabetic complications were the most common causes of death among men, while cerebrovascular accident, heart failure from especially hypertensive heart disease and chronic kidney disease were the most common causes of death among women.
ABSTRACT
 
Background: There are few data on morbidity and mortality patterns among the elderly in Africa, especially in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). The aim of this study was to determine the causes of death among the elderly population in the internal medicine wards of a tertiary health institution in South East Nigeria.
 
Accepted: 
06 Jan, 2015
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e-Published: 17 Jul, 2015
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