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Table 2 Clinical profile of heart failure patients, JUSH, Ethiopia, from November 2013 to June 2014

From: Malnutrition and associated factors among heart failure patients on follow up at Jimma university specialized hospital, Ethiopia

Clinical profile Frequency %
Total (N = 284)
Cause of heart failure
Ischemic heart disease 99 34.9
Rheumatic valvular heart diseases 83 29.2
Hypertensive heart failure 69 24.3
Cardiomyopathy 25 8.8
Others 8 2.8
New York heart association functional class
Class I 10 3.5
Class II 123 43.5
Class III 99 35.0
Class IV 51 18.0
Comorbid illness
No Comorbid illness 140 49.5
Hypertension 102 36
Chronic kidney disease 17 6
Lung diseases 12 4.2
Others 12 4.2
Admission in the past 12 months
Yes 106 37.3
No 178 62.7