|Top ten morbidity reported in JD-HDSS, Bhaktapur, 2010|
|Types of morbidity||Duwakot||Jhaukhel||Total|
|(N = 608)||(N = 909)||(N = 1517)|
|Headache, vertigo, and dizziness||18.8||15.4||16.7|
|Bone and joint pain||8.6||18.3||14.4|
|Heart diseases, including hypertension||13.5||5.6||8.8|
|Accidents and injuries||4||2.2||2.9|
Data is for illnesses within four weeks prior to the survey. Multiple responses were recorded if more than one cause was provided. Respiratory diseases included both chronic obstructive lung diseases and pulmonary infections. Non-communicable diseases such as hypertension and diabetes were self-reported and are prevalent alongside communicable diseases.
Aryal et al.
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