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Table 4 Results from the medical examination (Room #2)

From: Health and sanitary status in 1970 of Tubu nomads dwelling in Northeastern Niger

Item Value
Average systolic blood pressure (mm Hg)  
  Males 131 (range: 100–200)
  Females 127 (range: 90–200)
Average diastolic blood pressure (mm Hg)  
  Males 78 (range: 60–120)
  Females 75 (range: 50–110)
Cases of hypertension (according to the estimated age) and accompanying symptoms  
  Male (subject # 85). Transitory attacks of altered vision 0.7% (1/151)
  Females. No symptom (2), chest pain on exertion (1), occipital headaches (1) 2.65% (4/151)
Possible diagnostics following physical examination  
  Dentition in bad status 34% (51/151)
  Trachoma 7.3% (11/151)
  Blindness (sequelae from smallpox or trachoma) 4.0% (6/151)
  Acute lung infection (fever, abnormal thoracic auscultation) 5.3% (8/151)
  Ongoing rhinopharyngitis 4.6% (7/151)
  Ongoing otitis 4.0% (6/151)
  Lung tuberculosis (cachectic look, abnormal thoracic auscultation and percussion) 3.3% (5/151)
  Associated digestive tuberculosis (“wooden belly” at palpation) 1.3% (2/151)
  Abdominal or renal tumor or cyst (mass found by palpation) 3.3% (5/151)
  Digestive amebiasis (diarrhea, painful abdominal palpation of the colon area, E. histolytica/E. dispar cysts in stools) 1.3% (2/151)
  Hematological malignancy (enlarged spleen, lymphocytes > 80% at differential count) 1.3% (2/151)
  Deaf-mute 0.7% (1/151)
  Major thoracic scoliosis 0.7% (1/151)
  Stroke sequelae (subject #85): chronic hypertension, Romberg’s positive, motor defect and positive Babinski sign in right lower limb 0.7% (1/151)
  Tetralogy of Fallot (retarded development, cyanotic nails and lips, digital clubbing, strong systolic heart murmur) 0.7% (1/151)