A Descriptive Study on Prevalence of Risk Factors for Hypertension among Women in Rural Area of Andhra Pradesh

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A Descriptive Study on Prevalence of Risk Factors for Hypertension among Women in Rural Area of Andhra Pradesh

September 9, 2020 Medicine and Medical Science 0

Hypertension becoming common health problem worldwide because of increasing longevity and

prevalence of contributing factors such as obesity, physical inactivity and an unhealthy diet.

Hypertension is a chronic condition of concern due to its role in the causation of coronary heart

disease, stroke and other vascular complications. The study was aimed to study the prevalence of risk

factors for hypertension among women in rural area of South India. A community based crosssectional

study was conducted among 837 women selected from rural area of Andhra Pradesh from

January to June 2008. Out of 837 women, 22.58% were hypertensive. The age specific prevalence of

hypertension was maximum(50.44%) in the age group > 60 yrs. Risk factors such as family h/o HTN,

h/o DM, tobacco use, waist circumference and BMI were significantly associated with hypertension.

Problem of hypertension is increasing among rural women so health education strategies should be

directed towards rural women also.

 

Author (s) Details

Keerti S. Jogdand

Department of Community Medicine, Chhindwara Institute of Medical Sciences, Chhindwara, Madhya Pradesh, India.

Pravin N. Yerpude

Department of Community Medicine, Chhindwara Institute of Medical Sciences, Chhindwara, Madhya Pradesh, India.

 

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