Risk Factors of Gastritis and its Prevalence Among Patients Visiting Kalkaal Hospital, Mogadishu, Somalia

Authors : Dr. Sakariye Abdullahi Hassan; Dr. Suleyman Abdullahi Mohamed; Timothy Kiprotich Kimutai

Volume/Issue : Volume 7 - 2022, Issue 6 - June

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DOI : https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.6850052

Gastritis is a condition resulting from the stomach's lining being inflamed, and it can either happen immediately (acute) or over a long period (chronic). We performed a hospital-based cross-sectional study from February 2022 to June 2022 at Kalkaal Hospital, Mogadishu, Somalia. 261 male and female patients who consulted in the hospital and had gastritis symptoms were enrolled in the study. Permission was obtained from the hospital administration before conducting the research. Furthermore, the patients were included in the study only after obtaining consent to participate in the study. A structured questionnaire was designed, and printed copies were used to collect the data and entered into SPSS software version 25 for data analysis. Descriptive statistics were employed to depict the distribution of the data. The Chi-square test was used to identify the risk factors associated with gastritis, with a statistical significance being considered at p<0.05. The study's findings reveal that 28.7 percent of respondents were male, while 71.3 percent were female. Most respondents were younger than 28 years old (39.8 percent). A chi-square test reveals that gender (male and female), age group, place of residence, level of education, marital status, and occupation of respondents were statistically different (p<0.05). Gastritis prevention necessitates changes in behavior, such as consuming cooked food and maintaining a clean environment, managing stress, and being aware that women have a higher risk of developing gastritis. These factors can assist medical professionals in effectively treating gastritis in patients

Keywords : Gastritis.


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