The Magnitude of Chronic Renal Failure and Its Associated factors among patients at St. Paulo’s Hospital, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

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Addis Abeba Universty


Background: Chronic renal failure is on the rise to cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. According to the latest world health organization data, renal disease deaths in Ethiopia accounted for 1.47% of total deaths. However, limited study had previously been conducted to show the magnitude of CRF among medical outpatients at St. Paulo’s hospital. Therefore, this study was designed to determine the magnitude of CRF and associated factors on medical outpatient’s patients. Objective: To assess the magnitude & associated factors of chronic renal failure from Medical outpatient department in St. Paulo’s Hospital, Ethiopia Method: This study used an institutional based cross sectional study. A trained nurse using structured questionnaire to interviewed participants. The survey questionnaire was first written in English and then translated into Amharic. 320 patients were interviewed from using a structured questioner and their Medical record revised. Data entry and analysis was done using SPSS statistical package version 20. The descriptive statistics was done. Logistic regression used to check for the presence of association between variables at the 95% confidence level. Result: The overall magnitude of CRF among medical outpatient department patients was 12.2%. CRF all age group likely develop the disease at statistically significant P value < 0.05. CRF cases with kidney infection were 5% greater than without kidney infection (AOR = 0.05, 95% CI 0.02, 0.16, P<0.01). In addition CRF cases with hypertension were 40% greater than without hypertension (AOR =0.43; 95% CI 0.18, 0.97; P=0.04). Conclusion: It is demonstrated that chronic renal failure common in all age group and common among male than females. Chronic renal failure magnitude among patients with hypertension and kidney infection had statistical significance. Chronic renal failure is rising at an alarming rate therefore, we recommend that relevant prevention, diagnostics, and therapeutic measures must undertake in all health facilities



The Magnitude of Chronic Renal Failure