A Population Based Study on Prevalence of Hypertension among Adults in an Urban Community in Tamil Nadu

Authors : A G Malavika, Dr. Gomathy Parasuraman

Volume/Issue : Volume 4 - 2019, Issue 9 - September

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Hypertension is a non-communicable disease, which is a significant public health problem globally. It is a “silent killer”. Frequency of hypertension varies from 10-15% in rural and 25-30% in urban population. It is one of the leading risk factors for morbidity and mortality relating to cardiovascular and kidney disease. Hypertension is an iceberg disease as unknown morbidity exceeds known morbidity. Ranging from genetics to modern sedentary lifestyle, the risk factors varies. From this study we can conclude that hypertension In the overall population is also high and more young adults are getting diagnosed with hypertension which will further lead on to other cardiovascular complication including cerebrovascular accident. Numbers of newly diagnosed cases are also increasing. It is important to monitor the B.P of young adults for early detection of hypertension and pre- hypertension.


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