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Table 3 Major complaints/reasons for visiting the hospital

From: Socio-demographic characteristics and psychosocial consequences of sickle cell disease: the case of patients in a public hospital in Ghana

Complaints Number Percent
Bodily pains/back pains 159 45.6
Malaria 57 16.3
Check up 42 12.0
Others (e.g. wound, mouth sore, cough, swollen feet) 23 6.6
Fever/vomiting 22 6.3
Dizziness 13 3.7
Abdominal pains/menstrual pains 8 2.3
Weakness 8 2.3
Headache 6 1.7
Crisis 5 1.4
Rheumatism 3 0.9
Typhoid fever 3 0.9