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Prevalence and spectrum of hypertension in a rural area.
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PMID:  18769083     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: The objective of the study was to find the prevalence and spectrum of hypertension in a rural area of Varanasi, India. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This was a cross sectional study carried on 3600 subjects > or = 30 years of age and residents of three villages around Varanasi. The period of study was from April 2002 to January 2003. RESULTS: The overall prevalence of hypertension 13.6%.As much as 25.05% of the total subjects were in the category of High Normal. Among the hypertensives 80.5% had Stage 1 hypertension. With advancing age the prevalence of hypertension increased significantly. CONCLUSION: It is alarming to note that 1/4th of the study subjects had blood pressure in the range of High Normal and are a potential risk group. Of the hypertensive, 80% had Stage 1 hypertension which can be prevented and normalised by adopting lifestyle modification.
S Kumar; C P Mishra
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Kathmandu University medical journal (KUMJ)     Volume:  6     ISSN:  1812-2078     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:    2008 Apr-Jun
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Created Date:  2008-09-04     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101215359     Medline TA:  Kathmandu Univ Med J (KUMJ)     Country:  Nepal    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  181-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Community Medicine, College of Medical Science, Bharatpur, Nepal.
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