Journal article

Multimorbidity from Chronic Conditions among Adults in Urban Slums: The AWI-Gen Nairobi Site Study Findings

Shukri F Mohamed, Tilahun Nigatu Haregu, Olalekan A Uthman, Christopher Khayeka-Wandabwa, Stella Kagwiria Muthuri, Gershim Asiki, Catherine Kyobutungi, Paramjit Gill

GLOBAL HEART | UBIQUITY PRESS LTD | Published : 2021

Abstract

Background: In the era of double burden of infectious and non-communicable diseases in sub-Saharan Africa, the burden of multimorbidity is likely to be common. However, there is limited evidence on the burden and its associated factors in the sub-Saharan African context. Objective: The aim of this study was to determine the levels and identify determinants of multimorbidity from chronic conditions in two urban slums in Nairobi. Methods: Data collected from 2003 study participants aged 40-60 years in two urban slums of the Nairobi Urban Health and Demographic Surveillance System in 2015 were used. Using self-report, anthropometry and key biomarkers, data on 16 conditions including chronic dis..

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Grants

Awarded by Office of the Director (OD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) of the USA as part of the H3Africa Consortium


Funding Acknowledgements

SFM's PhD is supported by a studentship from the National Institute of Health Research using Official Development Assistance (ODA). OAU and PG are funded by the National Institute of Health Research using Official Development Assistance (ODA). In addition, the AWI-Gen Collaborative Centre is funded by the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI), the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health & Human Development (NICHD) and Office of the Director (OD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) of the USA under award number U54HG006938, as part of the H3Africa Consortium. This paper describes the views of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the NHS, NIHR, Department of Social Care and National Institutes of Health. The funding bodies had no role in the design, data collection, analysis and interpretation of data and in writing the manuscript.