George Ayodo
Department of Public and Community Health, Jaramogi Oginga Odinga University of Science and Technology, Kenya
  • Research Article   
    Increased risk of diabetes mellitus among hypertensive patients with HIV/AIDS infection in Western Kenya
    Author(s): Paul Mathews Otieno, Antony Ochung, Shehu Shagari Awandu, Lorine Kemunto and George Ayodo* With the increasing prevalence of hypertension and diabetes mellitus in areas with high prevalence of HIV/AIDS, it is important to understand the co-existence of the conditions. More importantly, understanding the risk factors for improved prevention and clinical practice. A cross-sectional survey was conducted among 240 hypertensive patients with co-morbidities such as diabetes mellitus and HIV/ AIDS in Homa Bay County, western Kenya. Data was collected using a structured questionnaire and multiple regressions were used to identify the risk of diabetes mellitus controlling for age, smoking and HIV/AIDS infection. The study shows co-existing co-morbidities with 50% suffering from HIV/AIDS and another 50% from Diabetes mellitus among the hypertensive patients. In addition, the risk for diabetes mellitus were; smoking (COR=2.89, 95%CI=1.63-5.11, .. Read More» DOI: 10.54931/ajdm-31.2.1

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