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Abstract

EPIDEMIOLOGICAL PROFILE OF RESPIRATORY DISEASES IN HEALTH CENTERS OF THE PREFECTURE OF MEKNES, MOROCCO

EL GHAZI* Ibrahim, BERNI Imane, MENOUNI, Aziza, KESTEMONT Marie-Paule, AMANE Mohammed and EL JAAFARI Samir

ABSTRACT

Objective: The aim of this research is to study the epidemiological profile of consultations for respiratory diseases in the health centers of the Meknes prefecture. Methods: This is a retrospective and descriptive research studying the incidence of respiratory pathologies in the health centers of the Meknes prefecture over a period of 5 years (2010-2014). Results: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) was more pronounced in males (82.26%), while respiratory pathologies (all types), acute respiratory diseases and asthma attacks were more frequent in females with rates respectively noted (53.55%, 53.71% and 53.31%). Respiratory affections were more prevalent during the fall/winter period. Urban residents were more subject to respiratory diseases than rural residents. Conclusion: Respiratory pathologies represent a real health and socio-economic problem for families and health structures in the Meknes prefecture.

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