Statistical Analysis Of Diagnosed Hypertensive And Non-Hypertensive Diabetic Patients.
Peter K. Nyarko,Christiana C. Nyarko, Rita E. Appiah, Harriat A .Dwamena
Keywords: Diabetes, Hypertension, Statistical Analysis
ABSTRACT: Hypertension and diabetes is causing affliction to the lives of most people in the world including Ghana as well as the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital in Kumasi. Records available at Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH) shows that about two-thirds (2/3) of diabetic patients are hypertensive as well. This paper used statistical analysis to conduct a case study on the characteristics of those diagnosed as having diabetes with hypertension and diabetes without hypertension at the diabetic clinic of the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital in Kumasi. The main objectives were to verify if there is significant difference between the clinical indicators and risk factors of people diagnosed as having diabetes with hypertension and that of those diagnosed as having only diabetes and to test for association between the risk factors as well as the lifestyles of these two medical conditions (diabetes with hypertension and diabetes without hypertension).The research has achieved its objectives by seeking to contribute and educating the masses on the need to take preventive measures, where possible, against the development of diabetes and hypertension by bringing out clearly the factors responsible for the incidence of such conditions. The study has also helped to identify people with risk factors for developing diabetes and hypertension thereby reducing the incidence of these two medical conditions.
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