Prevalance of Diabetes Mellitus Patients Attending Robe Hospital, Robe, Bale Zone, Ethiopia: A Research Article

Fisseha Gebrewold


Diabetes mellitus is becoming one of the major health problems in the developing countries. As the International Diabetes Federation suggests that the number of adults living with diabetes worldwide was increasing from time to time. The aim of the study was to know the prevalence of diabetes mellitus in patients attended Robe hospital; a three year’s retrospective record review (2015- September 2017) of medical OPD logbook was conducted. The data was analyzed by using SPSS version 19. Out of 22277 patients were attended in robe hospital, out of these 1227 patients have symptoms and complications related to diabetes mellitus, of these 320 patients were found positive Diabetes Mellitus.  Among the total 320 diabetes mellitus patients, 190 (59.37%) were males and 130 (40.63%) were females. Most of the patients, 283 (88.43%), had type 2 diabetes mellitus while 37 (11.56%) of them suffered from type 1 diabetes. Though the 1.43% prevalence of diabetes mellitus observed in this study is lower than the national estimate, still it indicates a considerable burden in the locality.

Keywords: Diabetes Mellitus, Diabetes type I, Diabetes type II, Medical OPD, Robe Hospital


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