Prevalence of Noncommunicable Diseases in District Shangla, Khyber-Pukhtoonkhwa, Pakistan

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Prevalence of Noncommunicable Diseases in District Shangla, Khyber-Pukhtoonkhwa, Pakistan

Faiz Ullah Khan, Tariq Ahmad, Shahab Uddin, Naveed Anwer, Fazal Rabbi, Ibad Ur Rehman, Syed Mujahid Shah, Asim Ur Rehman, Hasnain Nangyal
Int. J. Biosci.11( 4), 92-99, October 2017.
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Shangla is one of the most beautiful valley of Khyber Pukhtoonkhwa and also most neglected in health facilities every year majority of population suffered from such diseases, for minor ailment people travel to cities of hundred miles. Preliminary the noncommunicable diseases are utmost problem in the valley. Current study highlighted the prevalence of noncommunicable diseases in district Shangla to assure the health safety and treatment facilities as reporting cases per year. A retrospective study was designed from during the year of 2016 (1st Jan 2016 to 1st Dec 2016). The one year reported cases were gathered from the different areas of the district health facilities and the information were collected on the prescribed proforma and data were analyzed by different tools and techniques. Thirteen different diseases and conditions were reported in which the most prevalent disease was urinary tract infections 2.342%, hypertension0. 609%, peptic ulcer diseases 0.523%, Diabetic Mellitus 0.195, Asthma 0.279%, Dental carries 0.212%, Otitis Media 0.061%, Depression 0.022%, Cataract 0.275%, Traffic accidents 0.416% and fever due to other cases were 1.102% fortunately no any case of epilepsy and snake bite reported in the whole district health care facilities centers. The situation is too worst in the valley the data represented the whole population of the district and such alarming situation because majority people do not have access to the health facilities and main problem is low education rate.


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