Socio-demographic Characteristics of Patients admitted in the Medicine ward at a Tertiary Care Hospital in Dhaka City
Keywords:Socio-demographic characteristics, indoor patients, medicine ward
Background: Patients with varied socio-economic condition are admitted in the medicine ward for seeking treatment.
Objective: The purpose of the present study was to see the socio-demographic characteristics hospital admitted patients in the medicine ward at a tertiary care hospital in Dhaka city.
Methodology: This cross-sectional study was conducted in the Department of Medicine at Dhaka Medical College Hospital, Dhaka, Bangladesh over a period of 16 weeks starting from March 2003 to June 2003. The study population comprised of all patients admitted in the selected Medicine wards during the study period irrespective of age and sex. All admitted patients in the selected wards irrespective of age and sex carefully screened out by examining the patients' daily hospital records and discharge certificate at the time of their discharge. The details of socio-demographic characteristics of the patients were recorded.
Result: A total number of 124 patients were recruited for this study. The mean age with SD was 42.18±20.51 years with minimum of 13 years and maximum of 84 years. Male (77.4%) was predominant than female (22.6%). Majority were Muslims (95.2%). Major portions of the patients (31.5%) were businessmen. The respondents having secondary level education were the highest number of patients (35.5%). The mean income with SD was 5210±2966.24 with the minimum of 1000 and maximum of 17000 taka.
Conclusion: In conclusion middle age adult male Muslim are the most commonly admitted in the hospital.
Journal of Science Foundation, July 2020;18(2):54-61