The study was carried out at the University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital (UPTH) Port Harcourt, Nigeria from January, 2015 to September, 2015.
 Endocrine, Diabetes and Metabolism Unit, Department of medicine, University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital (UPTH), Port Harcourt, Nigeria
 Cardiology unit, Department of medicine, University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital (UPTH), Port Harcourt, Nigeria
A study conducted at UPTH Nigeria over three quarter (76.2%) of the patients had no formal education and none had tertiary level of education.16 But Nigerian study was conducted only for prolapse while our study have included both VH and TAH.
A study conducted at UPTH Nigeria showed that a greater proportion (76.2%) of the women were engaged in physically exerting occupation that predisposed them to prolonged periods of raised intra-abdominal pressure.
Ethical clearance for the study was obtained from the Ethics Committee of the UPTH. Signed or thumb-printed written informed consent was obtained from parents/guardians of each child, after adequate explanation.
A total of 438 febrile children aged 29 days to <5 years presented to the Children's Outpatient Clinic at UPTH during clinic hours, over the 15-week study period.
The consultant endocrinologist at the University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital (UPTH
) said many residents of the state are at risk if nothing was done urgently to address the soot challenge.