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Research Article

Prevalence of Rheumatic Heart Disease among Primary School Students in Mid-Eastern Ethiopia

Hailu Abera Mulatu1*, Mihret Woldemichael2 and Mengistu Aberra3
1Department of Medicine, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia
2Clinical Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia
3Department of Pediatrics, Taipei Medical University, Taiwan
Corresponding Author : Mulatu HA
Postgraduate program coordinator
St. Paul's Hospital Millenium Medical College
Internal Medicine, Africa Avenue
Addis Ababa, 1784 code 1250, Ethiopia
Tel: +251911678287
E-mail: [email protected]
Received: October 13, 2015 Accepted: December 17, 2015 Published: December 26, 2015
Citation: Mulatu HA, Woldemichael M, Aberra M (2016) Prevalence of Rheumatic Heart Disease among Primary School Students in Mid-Eastern Ethiopia. Biol syst Open Access 5:149. doi:10.4172/2329-6577.1000149
Copyright: © 2015 Mulatu HA, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
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Abstract

Objective: To determine the prevalence of rheumatic heart disease (RHD) among primary school students in Shashemene town of Oromia regional state of Ethiopia. Method: Using a cross sectional study design and a multistage sampling technique, pupils were selected from public and private primary schools in Shashemene town. They were clinically screened for evidence of RHD by auscultating for significant murmurs. The students with significant murmurs then had echocardiographic evaluation to confirm the presence of RHD. Results: Out of the 1874 students recruited, 956 (51.01%) were females while 918 (48.99%) were males. The mean age of the students was 8.86 ± 2.14 years. 1162 (62.01%) and 712(37.99%) respectively were recruited from public and private schools. Of the 1874 students, fifteen (0.80%) had significant murmur. Only six of the fifteen had RHD, giving a prevalence of 3.2/1000 students. Four of the students with RHD were females and the rest two were males, all from public school and in the low socioeconomic class. Conclusion: The prevalence of RHD in this study is low compared to similar studies conducted previously in the country. The true prevalence may be underestimated since higher prevalence is obtained from echocardiographic screening compared to clinical screening.

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