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Journal of Medical Sciences
  Year: 2014 | Volume: 14 | Issue: 4 | Page No.: 153-161
DOI: 10.3923/jms.2014.153.161
 
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Examining Potential Risk Factors to Acute Pancreatitis Disease: A Comparison of Loglinear Models in a Malaysian Case Study

Ika Sharmin Mustafa Kamal, Zamalia Mahmud, Saperi Sulong and Nur Niswah Naslina Azid

Abstract:
Acute pancreatitis is not a new disease in Malaysia and the occurrence of the disease has increased from year to year. Death from the infection of acute pancreatitis is also on the rise. This is worrying situation for all Malaysians and medical institution. Therefore, this study aims to identify the strength and significant predisposing factors to acute pancreatitis based on the most suitable and parsimonious model. This study used patient’s data records between 2005 and February 2012 obtained from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia Medical Centre (UKMMC). The Chi-Square test and Mantel-Haenszel test of homogeneity was used to determine the association among potential risk factors to acute pancreatitis and the confounding variables in this study, respectively. Loglinear modeling methods was performed to find the most suitable and parsimonious model. Parameter estimates and odds ratios were used in testing the effect of risk factors in acute pancreatitis. Results show that alcohol, diabetes, gallstone and smoking are significantly associated with acute pancreatitis. In the loglinear analysis, it was found that homogeneous model is the most parsimonious model in explaining the potential risk factors to acute pancreatitis. Findings from test of effect sizes indicate that age and race are significantly associated between potential risk factor (diabetes, gallstone and smoking) and acute pancreatitis.
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Ika Sharmin Mustafa Kamal, Zamalia Mahmud, Saperi Sulong and Nur Niswah Naslina Azid , 2014. Examining Potential Risk Factors to Acute Pancreatitis Disease: A Comparison of Loglinear Models in a Malaysian Case Study. Journal of Medical Sciences, 14: 153-161.

DOI: 10.3923/jms.2014.153.161

URL: https://scialert.net/abstract/?doi=jms.2014.153.161

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