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Table 1 Echocardiographic diagnosis among the 1252 patients

From: The spectrum of cardiac disease in the West Region of Cameroon: a hospital-based cross-sectional study

Heart diseases Frequency (%) Total
0-9 years 10-19 years 20-39 years 40-49 years ≥50 years
Congenital heart disease 22 (52.4) 3 (10.3) 4 (26.7) 0 (0) 0 (0) 29 (2.3)
Rheumatic heart disease 12 (28.6) 18 (62.1) 8 (53.3) 2 (2.2) 2 (0.2) 42 (3.4)
Hypertensive heart disease 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 8 (8.7) 512 (47.7) 520 (41.5)
Cardiomyopathies 0 (0) 2 (6.9) 3 (20) 49 (53.2) 328 (30.5) 382 (30.5)
Endocarditis 6 (14.3) 4 (13.8) 0 (0) 8 (8.7) 3 (0.3) 21 (1.7)
Ischaemic heart disease 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 30 (2.8) 30 (2.4)
Pericarditis 0 (0) 2 (6.9) 0 (0) 25 (27.2) 61 (5.7) 88 (7)
Others 2 (4.7) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 138 (12.8) 140 (11.2)
Total 42 (3.4) 29 (2.3) 15 (1.2) 92 (7.3) 1074 (85.8) 1252 (100)
  1. Proportions of heart diseases are reported according to each age group.