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Year : 1998  |  Volume : 23  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 123-126
Prevalence And Awareness Of Hypertension In A closed Community Of North India Town

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Anmol K Gupta

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Research question: What is the prevalence and awareness of high blood pressure in a closed community of Shimla Town? Objective : To study the prevalence & awareness of hypertension in a closed community of North India Town. Design : Cross sectional study. Setting: 36 Institutions of Shimla town. Participants: 7630 employees (20-60 years) Study Variables: Age, sex, body mass index, physical activity Statistical Analysis: Standard deviation, chi square test Results: Prevalence of hypertension in closed community was founded to be 33.2%. The level of awareness in hypertensives was 12.32% in less than 35 years of age group; 22.43% in 35-49 years age group and rose to 27.09% in above 50. Only 307 were taking regular treatment.

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