Chikaike Ogbonna

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A study to elucidate the factors that influence successful Exclusive Breast Feeding (EBF) was carried out by administering a structured interview questionnaire prospectively on three hundred and thirty three nursing mothers attending Family Health Clinic, Jos University Teaching Hospital from October 1997 to June 1998. 136 (40.9%) of their 333 babies were(More)
BACKGROUND Epidemiological transition is at various stages in different places. The true situation in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) is largely unknown. Having studied this rural habitat 17 years ago, we returned there to study several cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors to see if any change had occurred. METHODS The communities studied in 1991 as part of(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the knowledge, attitude and practice of health workers towards Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative (BFHI) practices and thereafter plan an advocacy on BFHI training of the workers. DESIGN A randomised cross-sectional study. SETING: Ten out of 16 health facilities reflecting all the levels of healthcare provision in Keffi Local Government(More)
Premenstrual syndrome is a collection of symptoms which women experience 1 to 2 weeks before menstruation which clear with onset of menstrual flow and capable of interfering with life functions. An association between Premenstrual syndrome and hypertension has been suggested leading to the suspicion that it may be one precussor trait of hypertension in the(More)
This study was undertaken to determine the levels of calcium, aluminium and chromium in the serum of apparently healthy exclusively breastfed infants at the sixth month of lactation. Forty-five infants (with a male:female ratio 2:1) were studied. They were of an average age six months and one week, weighed 6.8-10.0 kg. The mean calcium levels of 83.92 ug/ml(More)
BACKGROUND Hypertension is associated with certain cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors which vary from one place to the other depending on community sophistication. We decided to obtain the situation as it affects this rural Nigerian community to be in an evidence-based position to initiate individual and group prevention strategies. DESIGN(More)
BACKGROUND the effect of hypertension and its treatment on female sexual function is largely unexplored especially in Africa. However in practice, cases abound where consequent sexual dysfunction leads to poor or non-adherence with catastrophic results. Believing that like in males, hypertension and its treatment should affect female sexual function; we set(More)
BACKGROUND Hypertensives are screened for proteinuria largely to detect kidney involvement. In most reports from urban areas, the burden is considerable. We decided to see the scenario in a rural setting with the opportunity presented by our cardiovascular disease (CVD) survey of a rural area in North Central Nigeria. METHODOLOGY In 2008 we surveyed a(More)
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