International Journal of Advanced Community Medicine
Vol. 4, Issue 1, Part A (2021)
Risk factors associated with hypertension among adults in rural area
Author(s): Dr. Anupama P, Dr. Radha Y Aras, Dr. Jeram Parmar and Dr. Abhay Nirgude
Abstract: The overall average prevalence of Hypertension in the world was estimated as 35% (37% in men and 31% in women). Hypertension has become a significant problem, being already established in high income courtiers and also emerging in low and middle income countries. (LMICs) experiencing epidemiological transition from communicable to non-communicable chronic diseases. The participants were interviewed and examined individually. At the end of the interview and examination, study participants were counselled regarding the importance of getting their blood pressure checked at frequent intervals and obtaining treatment if levels were higher than normal. Among hypertensives, 83.9% were those who did not consume smokeless form of tobacco. Majority of participants who are in hypertensive stage were unemployed. There is a statistically significant association between work status and blood pressure status (p< 0.001).
Dr. Anupama P, Dr. Radha Y Aras, Dr. Jeram Parmar, Dr. Abhay Nirgude. Risk factors associated with hypertension among adults in rural area. Int J Adv Community Med 2021;4(1):05-10. DOI: 10.33545/comed.2021.v4.i1a.178