A STUDY ON PREVALENCE OF HYPERTENSION IN PAKISTANI YOUTH

Asma Sadia Muhammad Rehan Arshad
2019 Zenodo  
Hypertension has been recognized as a global health concern for developing countries and is scarcely described in many of these countries. In Pakistan, few population-based surveys evaluated the prevalence of hypertension and there is no current nationally representative study. Objectives of the study: The basic aim of the study is to find the prevalence of hypertension in Pakistani youth. Methodology of the study: This study was conducted at Rural Health Center Rodu Sultan, District Jhang
more » ... District Jhang during 2018 to May 2019. The sample size for the present study was calculated by taking most probable prevalence of hypertension as 50% and permissible error as 5% with 95% confidence interval. Fixing the permissible error as 50%, the minimum sample size was calculated as n = 100. Results: Regarding the self or family history of any chronic disease; 50 (10.3%), and 16 (3.3%) of the total study participants were known hypertensive, and diabetes mellitus (DM) patients respectively, while 82 (16.8%) and 64 (13.1%) have family history of hypertension and DM respectively. On the other hand, 182 (37.4%) and 131 (26.9%) of the total respondents were Chat chewer and smoker respectively. Conclusion: It is concluded that increasing age is proved to be an independent risk factor for hypertension.
doi:10.5281/zenodo.3566746 fatcat:gukjiar5knc4zevaoqjzwsqnrm