Blood pressure profile and its clinico-social determinants among attendees of urban health and training center of IQ City Medical College, Durgapur, West
Keywords:Blood pressure, Hypertension, Pre-hypertension, Determinants of BP
Background: High blood pressure or Hypertension is one of the leading causes of death among the existing non communicable diseases whereas pre-hypertension is the early intervention area from where HTN can be prevented. Hypertension, pre-hypertension can lead to so many comorbidities and life threatening conditions. Blood pressure profile and its epidemio-social determinants are few, though relationship with clinical and biochemical variables are well studied by many researchers. Apart from some social determinants, sedentary lifestyle, substance abuse, obesity and unhealthy diet are some major factors that contribute in occurrence of hypertension. Aims and objectives: To ascertain proportion and clinico-social determinants of different blood pressure profile. Materials and methods: Cross-sectional study in an institution among 208 adults, drawn by systematic random sampling, interviewed and examined with a schedule and necessary instruments at exit point. Multivariate logistic regression model taken to see the relationship with different variables. Results: 16.8% had HTN and 43.8% had pre-HTN. 29.3% males, 19% literates, 46.4% among subjects with some form of substance abuse, 25.7% HTN among physically inactive subjects. Conclusion: HTN proportion was as par with other records but proportion of pre-HTN was much higher. HTN and pre-HTN was more among males, people with substance abuse, inactive people, junk food consumers.
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