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Prevalence of hypertension: A study in field practice area of Aligarh

Malik Faizan Ahmad, Mir Abdul Munif, Anas Ahmad Khan, Amit Kumar, Ankit Singh.

Abstract
Background: An international public health concern is hypertension, sometimes referred to as high or elevated blood pressure. It adds to the burden of early mortality, disability, kidney failure, heart disease, and stroke. Early-stage hypertension rarely manifests as symptoms, and many sufferers go undetected. Those who receive a diagnosis might not have access to care and might struggle to maintain long-term control over their sickness.

Aim and Objectives: The aim of the study is to ascertain the prevalence of hypertension and associated risk factors in the Uttar Pradesh region of Aligarh.

Materials and Methods: In the realm of community medicine, a cross-sectional study was conducted in the community. Six hundred and forty-four research participants, who had to be at least 18 years old, were chosen by a methodical random sample of homes. All study participants had their anthropometry and blood pressure assessed using standardized equipment and procedures. Appropriate statistical tests were applied as per the types of dataset.

Results: Hypertension was 25.2% prevalent. Males (33%) had a greater rate than females (18.3%). Age-related increases in the prevalence of hypertension were observed. Hypertension was highly correlated with factors such as upper socioeconomic class and sedentary lifestyle.

Conclusion: Hypertension is very common and is correlated with sociodemographic characteristics. Therefore, extensive attempts at primordial prevention are required.

Key words: Cross-sectional Study; Hypertension; JNC VII Criteria; Prevalence; Risk Factors


 
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Ahmad MF, Munif MA, Khan AA, Kumar A, Singh A. Prevalence of hypertension: A study in field practice area of Aligarh. Natl J Physiol Pharm Pharmacol. 2022; 12(10): 1634-1638. doi:10.5455/njppp.2022.12.07351202215082022


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Ahmad MF, Munif MA, Khan AA, Kumar A, Singh A. Prevalence of hypertension: A study in field practice area of Aligarh. https://www.njppp.com/?mno=75747 [Access: December 01, 2022]. doi:10.5455/njppp.2022.12.07351202215082022


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Ahmad MF, Munif MA, Khan AA, Kumar A, Singh A. Prevalence of hypertension: A study in field practice area of Aligarh. Natl J Physiol Pharm Pharmacol. 2022; 12(10): 1634-1638. doi:10.5455/njppp.2022.12.07351202215082022



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Ahmad MF, Munif MA, Khan AA, Kumar A, Singh A. Prevalence of hypertension: A study in field practice area of Aligarh. Natl J Physiol Pharm Pharmacol. (2022), [cited December 01, 2022]; 12(10): 1634-1638. doi:10.5455/njppp.2022.12.07351202215082022



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Ahmad, M. F., Munif, . M. A., Khan, . A. A., Kumar, . A. & Singh, . A. (2022) Prevalence of hypertension: A study in field practice area of Aligarh. Natl J Physiol Pharm Pharmacol, 12 (10), 1634-1638. doi:10.5455/njppp.2022.12.07351202215082022



Turabian Style

Ahmad, Malik Faizan, Mir Abdul Munif, Anas Ahmad Khan, Amit Kumar, and Ankit Singh. 2022. Prevalence of hypertension: A study in field practice area of Aligarh. National Journal of Physiology, Pharmacy and Pharmacology, 12 (10), 1634-1638. doi:10.5455/njppp.2022.12.07351202215082022



Chicago Style

Ahmad, Malik Faizan, Mir Abdul Munif, Anas Ahmad Khan, Amit Kumar, and Ankit Singh. "Prevalence of hypertension: A study in field practice area of Aligarh." National Journal of Physiology, Pharmacy and Pharmacology 12 (2022), 1634-1638. doi:10.5455/njppp.2022.12.07351202215082022



MLA (The Modern Language Association) Style

Ahmad, Malik Faizan, Mir Abdul Munif, Anas Ahmad Khan, Amit Kumar, and Ankit Singh. "Prevalence of hypertension: A study in field practice area of Aligarh." National Journal of Physiology, Pharmacy and Pharmacology 12.10 (2022), 1634-1638. Print. doi:10.5455/njppp.2022.12.07351202215082022



APA (American Psychological Association) Style

Ahmad, M. F., Munif, . M. A., Khan, . A. A., Kumar, . A. & Singh, . A. (2022) Prevalence of hypertension: A study in field practice area of Aligarh. National Journal of Physiology, Pharmacy and Pharmacology, 12 (10), 1634-1638. doi:10.5455/njppp.2022.12.07351202215082022