Statistical Analysis of Non-Communicable Diseases in a Health Facility in Takoradi, Ghana

Abstract

Current trends indicate that global Non-Communicable Diseases (NCD) accounts for about 60% of deaths and will increase by 17% over the next 10 years with poor and disadvantaged populations disproportionately affected, widening health disparities between and within countries. It is against these challenges that “Statistical Analysis of Non-Communicable diseases” was undertaken. The main objective of this paper was to determine the age groups that are affected most and also to determine the trend of each of the selected Non-Communicable Diseases. To achieve this, a five-year data set was collected from Takoradi Hospital. Results of the analysis of the data depict that, females dominate those who are suffering from Non-Communicable Diseases. Also, people within 20 to 34 year group are mostly affected by Non-Communicable Diseases. It also reveals that the number of cases of the Non-Communicable Diseases analyzed have declining trend with the exception of anemia. It was therefore recommended that, people from all walks of life must give due consideration to their diet and thus eat balanced diet and do regular exercise to keep them healthy.

Keywords: Forecast, Health Facility, Non-Communicable Disease, Takoradi-Ghana., Time Series


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