Journal of Epidemiology and Global Health

Volume 7, Issue 2, June 2017, Pages 135 - 140

A survey of hypertension prevalence, awareness, treatment, and control in health screening camps of rural central Punjab, Pakistan

Authors
Salman T. Shafi*, salmanshafi@email.com, Tahir Shafi
Department of Nephrology, Sharif Medical and Dental College, Jati Umra, Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan
*Corresponding author at: Department of Nephrology, Sharif Medical and Dental College, Sharif Medical City Road, Jati Umra, Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan.
Corresponding Author
Salman T. Shafisalmanshafi@email.com
Received 14 June 2016, Revised 6 January 2017, Accepted 14 January 2017, Available Online 8 February 2017.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jegh.2017.01.001How to use a DOI?
Keywords
Hypertension; Prevalence; Pakistan
Abstract

Hypertension is a global public health problem with increasing prevalence. There is limited updated information on the prevalence of hypertension in the Pakistani population. This is a cross-sectional study based on data collected during multiple health screening camps held at multiple locations in rural central Punjab, Pakistan in the period between 2008 and 2015. A total of 13,722 patients were included in this study. Crude prevalence of hypertension was 35.1% and age-standardized prevalence was 34.4%. Among patients with hypertension, 62.3% were aware of having high blood pressure; among these patients, 75.3% were already on treatment for hypertension. Blood pressure was controlled in 22.3% of all patients with hypertension. Among those on treatment for hypertension, blood pressure was controlled in 32.3%. Nearly one-third of patients in health screening camps of rural central Punjab had hypertension. Blood pressure control rate was poor among these patients.

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© 2017 Ministry of Health, Saudi Arabia. Published by Elsevier Ltd.
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This is an open access article under the CC BY-NC-ND license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/).

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Journal
Journal of Epidemiology and Global Health
Volume-Issue
7 - 2
Pages
135 - 140
Publication Date
2017/02/08
ISSN (Online)
2210-6014
ISSN (Print)
2210-6006
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jegh.2017.01.001How to use a DOI?
Copyright
© 2017 Ministry of Health, Saudi Arabia. Published by Elsevier Ltd.
Open Access
This is an open access article under the CC BY-NC-ND license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/).

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