Table 2

Hospital based data on RHD in Pakistan

Reference (year of study)SiteAge (years)Total admissions% RHD
JPMC, Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre; NICVD, National Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases.
Robinson et al10 (1965)Karachi5–22?1.0
Rahimatoola et al11 (1972–5)JPMC Karachi<1531203.5
Aziz12 (1980–3)NICVD Karachi4–1228249
WHO global programme for prevention of rheumatic fever/rheumatic heart disease9 (1988)NICVD KarachiAll ages25942
Mayo Hospital LahoreAll ages176029
PeshawarAll agesUnknown20
QuettaAll ages83222