Gastrointestinal Pathologies Recorded at the Felix Houphouet-boigny University Community Health Center from 2013 to 2017 (Abidjan - Ivory Coast)
Asian Journal of Medicine and Health,
Background: Gastrointestinal pathologies constitute a significant public health problem for the Ivory Coast, particularly for populations living under conditions of poor hygiene.
Aims: The purpose of this study is to evaluate the prevalence of gastrointestinal pathologies within the student body attending the Felix Houphouet-Boigny University Community Health Center.
Place and Duration of Study: The study was conducted in the university center of the university Felix Houphouet-Boigny de Cocody to the south of the Ivory Coast between January to February 2018.
Methodology: It consisted of a documentary investigation which was carried out by consulting the medical files of the patients.
Results: The results revealed that gastrointestinal pathologies constituted the third principal cause of affection in the students with 16% of the consultations. This study permitted to evaluate the level of prevalence of gastrointestinal pathologies of 2013 to 2017.
Conclusion: From this study, it was concluded that gastrointestinal pathology was a health problem for this student population.
- Ivory Coast
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