Diabetes Morbidity and Mortality in TMC

Original article


Hawa Juma El-Sharief

Specialist physician.
Endocrine Department, Tripoli Medical Centre.

JMJ Vol.6 No.1 (Autumn) 2006: 40-45


The patterns of diabetic admissions to medical units of Tripoli Medical Centre were retrospectively studied. Out of a total of 30907 patients admitted during a three year period there were 5797(18.8%) diabetic admissions. 3151(54.4%) were females and 2646 (45.6%) were males, Their mean age was 59.6±13.51(range14-98) . 2508(43.3%)admissions were due to coronary artery disease, 594(10.2%)were due to cerebrovascular accident, 590(10.2%) were due to malignancy, 499(8.6%) were diabetes related, and 369(6.4%) admissions were due to infection. 1237 admissions were due to other miscellaneous causes. The mean duration of hospital stay was 8±7.98 days. During the study period 575(9.9%) died, the major causes of mortality in diabetic patients were coronary artery disease, cerebro-vascular disease, infection and malignancy. These results suggest significant morbidity and mortality of diabetes in our community which are potentially preventable by appropriate out patients care.

Keywords: Diabetes, Atherosclerosis, Mortality, Morbidity, Admission, Malignancy, Infection

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