FREQUENCY OF MICROALBUMINURIA IN THE MIDDLE AGE AND OLDER POPULATION OF PESHAWAR CITY

  • Mohammad Yousaf Islamia College University Peshawar Pakistan
  • Muzammil Arshad Islamia College University Peshawar Pakistan
  • Kehkasha Sabir Islamia College University Peshawar Pakistan
  • Ibrahim . Islamia College University Peshawar Pakistan
  • Razaullah . Islamia College University Peshawar Pakistan
Keywords: Micro albuminuria, Hypertension, Creatinine

Abstract

Objectives:

To determine the frequency of micro albuminuria in the middle age and older population of both genders in Peshawar city of Pakistan.

Study Design: Random control study.

Place and Duration of Study: This study was carried out from Jan 2017 to Feb 2017 in Khyber Teaching Hospital (KTH), Peshawar Pakistan.

Material and Methods:

The study was conducted on 118 subjects (Female: 48 & 70 male) aged 45-75 years. Spot urine sample from each subject was quantified for micro albumin and creatinine. The results for micro albuminuria were expressed as ACR (Albumin creatinine ratio/gram of creatinine). Patients were categorized according to ACR results as norm albuminuria (ACR = 20 mg/g Cr), micro albuminuria (ACR = 30–299 mg/g Cr), or macro albuminuria (ACR ≥300 mg/ g Cr).

Results:

The percentage of hypertensive (60%) and macro albuminuria patients (8.33%) were higher in female subjects than the male subjects (hypertensive; 25.71%) and macro albuminuria patients (2.86%). The prevalence of micro albuminuria was higher in male (25.71%) than the female subjects (25%).

Conclusion:

Micro albuminuria was found to be more prevalent in male than in female while macro albuminuria patients were higher in female than in male.

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Published
2018-12-31
How to Cite
Yousaf, M., Arshad, M., Sabir, K., ., I., & ., R. (2018). FREQUENCY OF MICROALBUMINURIA IN THE MIDDLE AGE AND OLDER POPULATION OF PESHAWAR CITY. Pakistan Armed Forces Medical Journal, 68(6), 1594-98. Retrieved from https://pafmj.org/index.php/PAFMJ/article/view/2554