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RENAL HEALTH INDICES OF RESIDENTS OF OJA OBA COMMUNITY, OSOGBO LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA, OSUN STATE, NIGERIA

Health indicators are summary measures that can, in a simple way, reveal a situation that is not very apparent when considered by itself. This health indicators include raised blood pressure, glycosuria and proteinuria which can give rough estimate of how well a community is doing as regarding renal health. This study assesses the renal health indices of
residents of Oja Oba community in Osogbo local Government Area of Osun State. The target population consists of
one hundred and fifty-two people. Participants consist of residents of Ataoja’s palace, workers at the local government’s
office within the palace, civil servants and traders at the palace market. The instruments used for this study include
Stadiometer and weight scale, mercury sphygmomanometer, universal bottles, recording sheets, biro pencil and urine
multi-test strips and proforma for data entry. Data were entered into statistical package for social sciences version SPSS
18.0 with which descriptive analysis was done yielding frequency tables, mean, median, modes and standard deviation
for continuous variables. The result of this study shows that majority (65.8%) of the participants have abnormal weight
but 76% of participants had no sugar in their urine. This study also indicated that majority of the participants had
proteinuria and are hypertensive. The result revealed that BMI is positively correlated to mean arterial blood pressure.
We concluded that the renal health status of Oja-oba community in Osogbo, Osun State is poor. It is therefore
recommended that Health indices evaluation done in this year’s World Kidney Day should be made available to every
individual above 40 years to detect any abnormality early and treat promptly.

  • Monisayo | Olayemi | Komolafe | monisayokomolafe@gmail.com | +2348037458603
  • : Health Indices, Body Mass Index, Blood Pressure, Obesity, Proteinuria
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