A survey of hypertension prevalence, awareness, treatment, and control in health screening camps of rural central Punjab, Pakistan
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- Hypertension; Prevalence; Pakistan
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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TY - JOUR AU - Salman T. Shafi AU - Tahir Shafi PY - 2017 DA - 2017/02/08 TI - A survey of hypertension prevalence, awareness, treatment, and control in health screening camps of rural central Punjab, Pakistan JO - Journal of Epidemiology and Global Health SP - 135 EP - 140 VL - 7 IS - 2 SN - 2210-6014 UR - https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jegh.2017.01.001 DO - https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jegh.2017.01.001 ID - Shafi2017 ER -