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Table 1 Echocardiographic diagnosis by age group, Bamenda Regional Hospital, July 2015 to April 2018

From: The spectrum of heart disease among adults at the Bamenda Regional Hospital, North west Cameroon: a semi urban setting

DiagnosisAge groups (in years)
[< 30]
N (%)
[30–39]
N (%)
[40–49]
N (%)
[50–59]
N (%)
[60–69]
N (%)
[70–79]
N (%)
[≥ 80]
N (%)
Total (%)
N = 673
Hypertensive HD3 (5.7)7 (12.3)22 (29.7)28 (28.0)44 (33.6)61 (37.2)27 (29.3)192 (28.5)
Cor Pulmonale1 (1.9)5 (8.8)6 (8.1)2 (2.0)8 (6.1)10 (6.1)4 (4.3)36 (5.3)
Cardiomyopathy3 (5.7)4 (7.0)0 (0.0)8 (8.0)12 (9.2)12 (7.3)7 (7.6)46 (6.8)
Valvular HD10 (18.9)6 (10.4)10 (13.5)10 (10.0)12 (9.2)16 (9.8)15 (16.3)79 (11.7)
Congenital HD1 (1.9)0 (0.0)0 (0.0)0 (0.0)0 (0.0)0 (0.0)0 (0.0)1 (0.2)
Ischaemic HD0 (0.0)0 (0.0)0 (0.0)4 (4.0)5 (3.8)6 (3.7)5 (5.5)20 (3.0)
Pericardial Dz8 (15.1)7 (12.3)4 (5.4)3 (3.0)1 (0.8)3 (1.8)2 (2.2)28 (4.2)
Mixed HD5 (9.4)7 (12.3)6 (8.1)14 (14.0)19 (14.5)21 (12.8)21 (22.8)93 (13.9)
Others0 (0.0)1 (1.8)1 (1.4)3 (3.0)2 (1.5)1 (0.6)1 (1.1)11 (1.6)
Normal exam22 (41.5)20 (35.1)25 (33.8)28 (28.0)28 (21.3)34 (20.7)10 (10.9)167 (24.8)
Total53 (100)57 (100)74 (100)100 (100)131 (100)164 (100)92 (100)673 (100)
  1. N frequency, HD heart disease, Dz diseases