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Study of blood pressure, pre-hypertension, and hypertension in medical students

Namita, Din Prakash Ranjan.

Abstract
Background: Hypertension (HTN) is a non-communicable disease of major public health problem, and pre-HTN in adolescents and young adults is an important risk factor for developing HTN in the future. By detecting pre-HTN earlier, some remedial measures may be adopted to prevent HTN.

Aims and Objectives: To study normal blood pressure (BP), HTN, and pre-HTN in medical students studying at Government Medical College.

Materials and Methods: A total of 222 medical students from three different professionals (MBBS) of Government Medical College were taken, interviewed with a predesigned questionnaire, and physical examination including BP measurement conducted.

Results: About 164 students (73.9%) had normal BP and 58 students (26.1%) were pre-hypertensive, there was no case of HTN. Out of 117 male students, 39 (33.3%) and out of 105 female students, 19 (18.1%) were pre-hypertensives. No one had a current smoking habit of any type. There was no smokeless tobacco habit also, and one student had a past history of smoking. Only one had current alcohol habit. Passive tobacco exposure risk was present in 7 students.

Conclusion: Mean systolic BP was 115.37 8.21 and mean diastolic BP was 75.70 7.00. If smoking or smokeless tobacco habit is less or nil, there is less chance of developing HTN or pre-HTN.

Key words: Hypertension; Pre-hypertension; Medical Student; Normal Blood Pressure


 
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Namita, Din Prakash Ranjan. Study of blood pressure, pre-hypertension, and hypertension in medical students. Natl J Physiol Pharm Pharmacol. 2017; 7(6): 622-627. doi:10.5455/njppp.2017.7.0203518022017


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Namita, Din Prakash Ranjan. Study of blood pressure, pre-hypertension, and hypertension in medical students. Natl J Physiol Pharm Pharmacol. 2017; 7(6): 622-627. doi:10.5455/njppp.2017.7.0203518022017



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Namita, Din Prakash Ranjan. Study of blood pressure, pre-hypertension, and hypertension in medical students. Natl J Physiol Pharm Pharmacol. (2017), [cited January 02, 2022]; 7(6): 622-627. doi:10.5455/njppp.2017.7.0203518022017



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Namita, Din Prakash Ranjan (2017) Study of blood pressure, pre-hypertension, and hypertension in medical students. Natl J Physiol Pharm Pharmacol, 7 (6), 622-627. doi:10.5455/njppp.2017.7.0203518022017



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Namita, Din Prakash Ranjan. 2017. Study of blood pressure, pre-hypertension, and hypertension in medical students. National Journal of Physiology, Pharmacy and Pharmacology, 7 (6), 622-627. doi:10.5455/njppp.2017.7.0203518022017



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Namita, Din Prakash Ranjan. "Study of blood pressure, pre-hypertension, and hypertension in medical students." National Journal of Physiology, Pharmacy and Pharmacology 7 (2017), 622-627. doi:10.5455/njppp.2017.7.0203518022017



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Namita, Din Prakash Ranjan. "Study of blood pressure, pre-hypertension, and hypertension in medical students." National Journal of Physiology, Pharmacy and Pharmacology 7.6 (2017), 622-627. Print. doi:10.5455/njppp.2017.7.0203518022017



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Namita, Din Prakash Ranjan (2017) Study of blood pressure, pre-hypertension, and hypertension in medical students. National Journal of Physiology, Pharmacy and Pharmacology, 7 (6), 622-627. doi:10.5455/njppp.2017.7.0203518022017