AN EPIDEMIOLOGICAL STUDY OF HYPERTENSION AMONG RESIDENT OF BIKANER, RAJASTHAN

Authors

  • Parvez Khan Sameja Associate Professor, Department of General Medicine, Saradar Patel Medical College, Bikaner (Rajasthan)
  • Ravi Datt Assistant Professor, Department of General Medicine, Saradar Patel Medical College, Bikaner (Rajasthan)
  • Ketan Bhatnagar Resident Doctor, Department of General Medicine, Saradar Patel Medical College, Bikaner (Rajasthan)

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.32553/ijmbs.v5i11.2295

Keywords:

Hypertension, Gender, Age, Prevalence.

Abstract

Background: The objectives of the study were to find out the prevalence of hypertension in study population of 18 years and above

Methods: A community based cross sectional study was carried out in Bikaner (Rajasthan). Sample size of 500 participants of age more than 18 yrs residing in study area taken. A semi-structured & pretested questionnaire used to interview the patients after obtaining their consent.

Results: In our study, 33.6% were having normal BP. 34.3% were having pre hypertensive, 24.4% patients were having stageI and 7.6% stage II hypertensive

Conclusion: It is concluded that, prevalence of hypertension found to be 32.0%. most of hypertensive were already diagnosed. As age advances, prevalence of HTN also increases. Prevalence was more in females compared to males.

Keywords: Hypertension, Gender, Age, Prevalence.

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Published

2021-11-17

How to Cite

Sameja, P. K. ., Datt, R. ., & Bhatnagar, K. . (2021). AN EPIDEMIOLOGICAL STUDY OF HYPERTENSION AMONG RESIDENT OF BIKANER, RAJASTHAN. International Journal of Medical and Biomedical Studies, 5(11). https://doi.org/10.32553/ijmbs.v5i11.2295

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