Animal bites top morbidity cause in Bacolod City

BACOLOD CITY, March 12 (PIA) — Animal bites led the top 10 causes of morbidity in Bacolod in 2020 with 8,418 cases, City Health Office records show.

This is followed by tuberculosis (all forms) having 1,523 cases, hypertension with 1,440 cases and upper respiratory tract infection (URTI) with 1,179 cases, pneumonia 906 cases, infected wounds 845 cases, acute hemorrhagic fever syndrome (Dengue) 290 cases, bronchitis 255 cases, asthma 241 casaes, and Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) 229 cases.

The breakdown of cases of the diseases according to gender is as follows:  animal bites - 4,223 males and 4,195 females with a rate of 1,444 per 100,000 population; tuberculosis - 1,021 males and 502 females with a rate of 261; hypertension - 764 are males and 676 are females having a rate of 247 ; URTI - 474 males and 705 females with a rate of 202;  pneumonia - 410 are males and 496 are females with a rate of 155.

Furthermore, for infected wounds - 553 are males and 292 are females with a rate of 145; Dengue -158 males and 132 females with a rate of 50; bronchitis 124 males and 131 females with a rate of 44; asthma -102 males and 139 females with a rate 41, and Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) - 51 males and 178 females with a rate of 39.

The CHO said it continues to serve the medical needs of its clients with the goal to have healthy and productive citizens. (JSC/LOL/PIA6 Negros Occidental)



Source: Philippines Information Agency (pia.gov.ph)

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