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Table 2 Reported Foodborne Diseases at the Ridge Hospital: 2009–2013

From: Trends of reported foodborne diseases at the Ridge Hospital, Accra, Ghana: a retrospective review of routine data from 2009-2013

Type of FBDs reported 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 Total
n (%) n (%) n (%) n (%) n (%) n %
Typhoid Fever 11 (9.3) 10 (45.5) 37 (6.1) 68 (13.7) 137 (39.7) 263 (16.5)
Dysentery 3 (2.5) 4 (18.2) 0 (0) 10 (2.0) 24 (7.0) 41 (2.6)
Cholera 99 (83.9) 0 (0) 526 (86.5) 322 (80.3) 5 (1.4) 952 (59.8)
Viral Hepatitis 0 (0) 3 (13.6) 8 (1.3) 1 (0.2) 13 (3.8) 25 (1.6)
Gastroenteritis a 5 (4.2) 5 (22.7) 37 (6.1) 94 (18.9) 165 (47.8) 306 (19.2)
Others 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 3 (0.6) 1 (0.3) 4 (0.3)
Total 118 (100) 22 (100) 608 (100) 498 (100) 345 100 1591 (100)
  1. aabout 71 % could be attributed to etiologic agents of FBD [19]