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Hypertension incidence in Turkey (HinT): a population-based study.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19809361     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
OBJECTIVE: Hypertension incidence is an important determinant of hypertension prevalence and progression. Few studies have been published on hypertension incidence in developing countries despite the high prevalence observed. The aim of this study was to investigate the incidence of hypertension in Turkey. METHODS: The study was designed as an epidemiological cohort study which included the population of the Prevalence, awareness, treatment and control of hypertension in Turkey (PatenT) Study which had 4910 volunteers. Blood pressure measurements were performed three times and a questionnaire was used to obtain data on the present status of hypertension with regards to distributions and alterations of risk factors. RESULTS: In the present study, 4008 (81.6%) participants of the PatenT Study population were contacted after 4 years. After excluding 173 dead and 67 pregnant individuals, the study cohort comprised of 3768 individuals. The overall 4-year incidence rate of hypertension was 21.4%; it reached a maximum of 43.3% in individuals over 65 years of age. Age, initial blood pressure category, and body mass index were the best predictors of the hypertension incidence rate. Multivariate logistic regression analysis revealed that age, obesity, alcohol consumption, and living in rural areas were significant predictors of hypertension. CONCLUSION: Follow-up periods scheduled considering age, initial blood pressure category, and body mass index are important for the early determination of hypertension. As there are limited data regarding hypertension incidence in developing countries, the results of data collected in this study might serve as a model.
Authors:
Mustafa Arici; Cetin Turgan; Bulent Altun; Sukru Sindel; Bulent Erbay; Ulver Derici; Oktay Karatan; Yunus Erdem; Enver Hasanoglu; Sali Caglar;
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of hypertension     Volume:  28     ISSN:  1473-5598     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Hypertens.     Publication Date:  2010 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-01-20     Completed Date:  2010-03-22     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8306882     Medline TA:  J Hypertens     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  240-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Nephrology, Faculty of Medicine, Hacettepe University, Turkey. marici@hacettepe.edu.tr
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adult
Age Factors
Aged
Blood Pressure
Body Mass Index
Cohort Studies
Female
Follow-Up Studies
Humans
Hypertension / epidemiology*,  pathology,  physiopathology
Logistic Models
Male
Middle Aged
Questionnaires
Risk Factors
Sex Characteristics
Turkey / epidemiology

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