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SCIENTIFIC-PRACTICAL PEER-REVIEWED MONTHLY JOURNAL.
INSTITUTION OF MINISTRY OF PUBLIC HEALTH OF THE REPUBLIC OF BELARUS

PRIMARY MORBIDITY OF GASTRODUODENAL REFLUX AMONG CHILDREN OF VITEBSK REGION FOR 2008—2016

Objective. To examine the frequency and structure of gastroduodenal reflux (GDR) primary morbidity among children of Vitebsk region aged 0 to 17 years for the period of 2008—2016.

Materials and methods. We analyzed the primary documentation for the period and determined the GDR primary morbidity frequency and structure among children. «STATISTICA» program, version 6.1, was used for processing of the results obtained.

Results. The GDR primary morbidity per 1,000 children of Vitebsk region for the period of 2008—2016 increased progressively from 0.96 to 2.39 (p<0.013). The pathology was identified in girls more often (p<0.05). Children aged 12 to 14 years prevailed in the GDR morbidity structure in 2008, 2009, and 2011 (p<0.05) while since 2015 we have seen prevalence of children older 15 years (p <0.05). GDR, II, dominated in the pathology structure (p<0.001).

Conclusion. The leading place in the structure of morbidity is occupied by GDR, II. Girls aged 12 to 17 years prevail among the patients. Taking into account the GDR morbidity increase among children it is very important to develop new methods for diagnosing and managing this pathology.