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Hypertension study among attendants at the Board of Investment Fair 2000.
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PMID:  17718244     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
To study the prevalence of hypertension, blood pressure (BP) controlled and cardiovascular risk factors in people who attended the Board of Investment 2002 Fair (BOI Fair). Altogether 1,774 participants aged more than 15 years old voluntarily participated in BP check-ups during the 3rd-17th February 2000 at the BOI Fair. Three hundred and fifty participants (19.7%) were known cases of hypertension (HT) and 340 participants (19.2%) were newly diagnosed hypertension cases (NHT). Of the HT group, 216 cases were under current treatment (61.7%) and only 69 cases (31.9%) had adequate BP control. Of the NHT group, cardiovascular risk factors were found more frequently than in normotensive participants. This study indicates the necessity of building up awareness in the population, improving in clinical detection, effectively controlling of the risk factors and the normalization of BP. This might prevent hypertension and reduce the cardiovascular disease.
Peera Buranakitjaroen; Meta Phoojaroenchanachai; Surachai Saravich
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of the Medical Association of Thailand = Chotmaihet thangphaet     Volume:  89 Suppl 5     ISSN:  0125-2208     ISO Abbreviation:  J Med Assoc Thai     Publication Date:  2006 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-08-27     Completed Date:  2007-10-16     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7507216     Medline TA:  J Med Assoc Thai     Country:  Thailand    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  S18-27     Citation Subset:  IM    
Division of Hypertension, Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine Siriraj Hospital, Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand.
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Blood Pressure*
Cardiovascular Diseases / epidemiology
Hypertension / diagnosis,  epidemiology*
Mass Screening*
Middle Aged
Risk Factors
Thailand / epidemiology

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