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Factors affect Chronic Kidney Disease in Gezira Region of Sudan

Arabi, Khalafalla and Shaaeldeen, Fathelraman (1956): Factors affect Chronic Kidney Disease in Gezira Region of Sudan.

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Abstract

The goal of this study is to explore the factors that affect kidney disease patients in Sudan's Gezira region. A sample of 240 patients and control group members was drawn. Cox regression was used in Stata 16 to determine the factors that cause the time lag between diagnosis and first dialysis, as well as the factors that prolong the duration of patients' conditions. The majority of the factors in the first model are disease-related, such as symptoms, blood in the urine, infection in the urine, regular diagnosis, urethra, dialysis availability, as well as income, and moving to the hospital. Factors that prolong the duration of illness are more closely related to the patients' behavior, which is the age of the patient, the conduct of social work, how to reach the hospital, punctual taking of medications, adequate income, the cost, and availability of dialysis. The policy implications of the findings are how to strengthen the healthcare system and how to educate patients on the proper ways to deal with the disease.

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