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International Journal of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences

International Journal of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences
ISSN (online) : 2278-9030
ISSN (Print) : 2278-9014
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Evaluation of inter-current illness intervening lifestyle in stratified age groups: focus on diabetes and its cardiovascular complication

Ezekiel U. Nwose, Christian Ojugbeli1, Phillip T. Bwititi3, Eunice O. Igumbor1.

Abstract
Objectives: This study evaluates illnesses observed in a rural community and compares stratified age groups in the prevalence of diabetes-related chronic diseases and inter-current illness.
Materials and Methods: 203 participants were classified into five stratified age-groups. Information on demography, diabetes, hypertension and other illnesses were reviewed. Prevalence of inter-current illness in stratified age-groups was cross-examined with percentage distribution of disease-subpopulations into the groups. Percentage of each age-group whose lifestyles were affected by ill-health was cross-checked with physical activities level. Comparison of lifestyle between groups were performed.
Results: Age-groups differed in percentage of respondents whose daily routines are interfered by ill-health (p < 0.0001). Good health decreased with age (p < 0.0001), but inter-current illness was not different across age-groups. Activities of daily living and walking were similarly interfered by ill-health.
Conclusion: Inter-current illness was shown to be equally prevalent across age-groups, though older adults had significantly greater interference on their lifestyle.

Key words: : activities of daily living, aging, diabetes, inter-current illness, lifestyle scores


 
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Ezekiel U. Nwose, Christian Ojugbeli, Phillip T. Bwititi, Eunice O. Igumbor. Evaluation of inter-current illness intervening lifestyle in stratified age groups: focus on diabetes and its cardiovascular complication. IJHRS. 2018; 7(3): 116-130. doi:10.5455/ijhrs.0000000150


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Ezekiel U. Nwose, Christian Ojugbeli, Phillip T. Bwititi, Eunice O. Igumbor. Evaluation of inter-current illness intervening lifestyle in stratified age groups: focus on diabetes and its cardiovascular complication. http://www.ijhrs.org/?mno=302643437 [Access: December 15, 2018]. doi:10.5455/ijhrs.0000000150


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Ezekiel U. Nwose, Christian Ojugbeli, Phillip T. Bwititi, Eunice O. Igumbor. Evaluation of inter-current illness intervening lifestyle in stratified age groups: focus on diabetes and its cardiovascular complication. IJHRS. 2018; 7(3): 116-130. doi:10.5455/ijhrs.0000000150



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Ezekiel U. Nwose, Christian Ojugbeli, Phillip T. Bwititi, Eunice O. Igumbor. Evaluation of inter-current illness intervening lifestyle in stratified age groups: focus on diabetes and its cardiovascular complication. IJHRS. (2018), [cited December 15, 2018]; 7(3): 116-130. doi:10.5455/ijhrs.0000000150



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Ezekiel U. Nwose, Christian Ojugbeli, Phillip T. Bwititi, Eunice O. Igumbor (2018) Evaluation of inter-current illness intervening lifestyle in stratified age groups: focus on diabetes and its cardiovascular complication. IJHRS, 7 (3), 116-130. doi:10.5455/ijhrs.0000000150



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Ezekiel U. Nwose, Christian Ojugbeli, Phillip T. Bwititi, Eunice O. Igumbor. 2018. Evaluation of inter-current illness intervening lifestyle in stratified age groups: focus on diabetes and its cardiovascular complication. International Journal of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences (IJHRS), 7 (3), 116-130. doi:10.5455/ijhrs.0000000150



Chicago Style

Ezekiel U. Nwose, Christian Ojugbeli, Phillip T. Bwititi, Eunice O. Igumbor. "Evaluation of inter-current illness intervening lifestyle in stratified age groups: focus on diabetes and its cardiovascular complication." International Journal of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences (IJHRS) 7 (2018), 116-130. doi:10.5455/ijhrs.0000000150



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Ezekiel U. Nwose, Christian Ojugbeli, Phillip T. Bwititi, Eunice O. Igumbor. "Evaluation of inter-current illness intervening lifestyle in stratified age groups: focus on diabetes and its cardiovascular complication." International Journal of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences (IJHRS) 7.3 (2018), 116-130. Print. doi:10.5455/ijhrs.0000000150



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Ezekiel U. Nwose, Christian Ojugbeli, Phillip T. Bwititi, Eunice O. Igumbor (2018) Evaluation of inter-current illness intervening lifestyle in stratified age groups: focus on diabetes and its cardiovascular complication. International Journal of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences (IJHRS), 7 (3), 116-130. doi:10.5455/ijhrs.0000000150



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