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Table 4 Top ten morbidity reported in JD-HDSS, Bhaktapur, 2010

From: Establishing a health demographic surveillance site in Bhaktapur district, Nepal: initial experiences and findings

Types of morbidity Duwakot Jhaukhel Total
     (%)    (%)    (%)
  (N = 608) (N = 909) (N = 1517)
Respiratory diseases 41.1 42.5 41.9
Fever 34.9 45.2 41.1
Headache, vertigo, and dizziness 18.8 15.4 16.7
Bone and joint pain 8.6 18.3 14.4
Gastrointestinal problems 10.5 15.9 13.9
Heart diseases, including hypertension 13.5 5.6 8.8
Accidents and injuries 4 2.2 2.9
Skin problems 1 4.1 2.9
Diabetes mellitus 5.3 0.9 2.6
Dental problems 1.3 1 1.1
  1. Data is for illnesses within four weeks prior to the survey. Multiple responses were recorded if more than one cause was provided. Respiratory diseases included both chronic obstructive lung diseases and pulmonary infections. Non-communicable diseases such as hypertension and diabetes were self-reported and are prevalent alongside communicable diseases.