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The Prevalence of Asymptomatic Proteinuria among Primary School Children in Jos, Nigeria

MO Asani, F Bode Thomas


The prevalence of asymptomatic proteinuria was estimated among 1203 primary school children in the geographic wards of Jos metropolis using dipstick test on early morning urine samples. The prevalence rates of 1.95% and 0.5% using the criteria of ³0.3g/L (+) and ³1g/L (++) respectively were lower than those described by previous studies. Also, in contrast to other studies, there was no relationship between the prevalence rate and gender at all ages.

In conclusion, the very low prevalence of proteinuria among asymptomatic children, using early morning urine samples makes it a cheap and reliable tool for the preliminary investigations of suspected renal pathology in clinical practice.

Sahel Medical Journal Vol.7(1) 2004: 10-12
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