International University Teaching Hospital (KIUTH) and the objectives of study were to find
out the gender distribution of peptic ulcer disease and to find out which age group is more
affected by peptic ulcer disease among patients attending Kampala International University
Teaching Hospital. It was a retrospective study in which quantitative methods were used to
collect data from the patients and later described, compared and analyzed with different
variables. It was discovered that Peptic ulcer disease (PUD) is highly prevalent among patients
attending KIUTH (14.8%) and is highest among the middle age group of 31-40 years (32.7%),
with females (66.7%) being more affected than males (33.3%). In conclusion, although some
interventions have been put in place to manage PUD, its prevalence is still high and more
interventions are required therefore the following were the recommendations made after the
study, Community sensitization on causes and preventions of PUD should be enforced at
hospitals and also better diagnostic techniques should be used for early diagnosis of PUD.
Keywords: Peptic ulcer diseases, Patients, Males, Females, Hospitals.
HOW TO CITE
Namugerwa Juliana (2023).Prevalence of Peptic Ulcer in Patients Attending Kampala International
University Teaching Hospital in Ishaka Bushenyi Municipality, Uganda. INOSR APPLIED SCIENCES 10(1):45-54.