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Table 3 Top 10 diseases at the Saint Joseph’s Catholic Hospital

From: Training through malaria research: building capacity in good clinical and laboratory practice in Liberia

OPD morbidity Causes of admissions Causes of death
No. Condition n % Condition n % Condition n %
1 Pregnancy and related complications 5020 33.0 Labour 1228 38.2 Cardiopulmonary failure 67 17.2
2 Malaria 1953 12.8 Malaria 306 9.5 Respiratory distress 20 5.1
3 Gynaecological condition 951 6.2 Anemia 67 2.1 Anemia 15 3.8
4 Pneumonia 356 2.3 Gastroenteritis 46 1.4 Malaria 15 3.8
5 Skin diseases and ulcers 301 2.0 Hypertension 39 1.2 Hypertension 15 3.8
6 Hypertension 267 1.8 Gynaecological condition 33 1.0 Septicaemia 14 3.6
7 Diarrhoeal diseases 229 1.5 Hernia 32 1.0 Hypoglycemia 13 3.3
8 Other acute respiratory infections 157 1.0 Eclampsia 31 1.0 Aspiration pneumonia 8 2.1
9 Typhoid fever 129 0.8 Hypoglycemia 28 0.9 HIV/AIDS 8 2.1
10 Acute ear infection 22 0.1 Caesarean Section 23 0.7 Cardiorespiratory arrest 5 1.3
  All others 5834 38.3 All Others 1378 42.9 All others 210 53.8
  Total 15,219   Total 3211   Total 390  
  1. From the Saint Joseph’s Catholic Hospital Annual Report 2015