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Diabetic nephropathy and hypertension in diabetes patients of sub-Saharan countries: a systematic review and meta-analysis

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Title
Diabetic nephropathy and hypertension in diabetes patients of sub-Saharan countries: a systematic review and meta-analysis
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BMC Research Notes, August 2018
DOI 10.1186/s13104-018-3670-5
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Fasil Wagnew, Setegn Eshetie, Getiye Dejenu Kibret, Abriham Zegeye, Getenet Dessie, Henok Mulugeta, Amanuel Alemu

Abstract

This meta-analysis was undertaken to estimate the prevalence of diabetic nephropathy and its association with hypertension in diabetics of sub-Saharan African countries. A total of 27 studies were included for the meta-analysis. The pooled overall prevalence of diabetic nephropathy was 35.3 (95% CI 27.46-43.14). In sub-group analyses by types of diabetes and regions, for instance, the prevalence was 41.4% (95% CI 32.2-50.58%) in type-2 diabetes mellitus and 29.7% (95% CI 14.3-45.1%) in Eastern Africa. Pooled point estimates from included studies revealed an increased risk of diabetic nephropathy with hypertension compared to without hypertension (OR = 1.67, 95% CI 1.31, 2.14). Diabetic nephropathy is a common complication in diabetic patients. Diabetic nephropathy complication is significantly higher in hypertensive patients. A preventive strategy should be adopted or planned to reduce diabetes mellitus and its complication of neuropathy, particularly in hypertensive.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 44 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Postgraduate 6 14%
Student > Master 6 14%
Student > Ph. D. Student 5 11%
Lecturer 3 7%
Student > Bachelor 3 7%
Other 8 18%
Unknown 13 30%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 19 43%
Nursing and Health Professions 4 9%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 3 7%
Materials Science 2 5%
Mathematics 1 2%
Other 3 7%
Unknown 12 27%

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