Study of Epidemiological Factors Affecting Patients of Hypertension Attending Urban Health Training Centre of Community Medicine of Tertiary Care Hospital, Maharashtra

Authors

  • Suchita Narayan Kawale1, Manjusha A.Shinde2, Prashant Shinde3

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/ijphrd.v11i9.10993

Keywords:

Epidemiological factors, Hypertension, Tertiary care hospital

Abstract

Introduction -Hypertension is a chronic condition causing coronary heart disease, stroke and other vascular
complications. Aim and objective- To study epidemiological factors affecting patients of hypertension
attending urban health training centre of community medicine department of tertiary care hospital,
Maharashtra. Material and Methods- The study was a hospital based observational descriptive study
carried out in urban health training centre of community medicine department of tertiary care hospital from
April 2016 to September 2016 including all known cases of hypertension which was around 450. Result-
Maximum cases were from age group 40-59 years (53.71 %) and 40.77 % were males and 59.23 % were
females.Whereas 43 % and 14 % of study subjects were having BMI of 25-29.9 and ? 30 respectively, 35
% were having family history of hypertension, 72% were having salt intake of > 5 gram, 67% were having
mixed diet, 55 % men were having waist-hip ratio > 0.9 and 67% women were having waist-hip ratio >0.8,
45 % of total male subjects and 08 % female subjects were having habit of alcohol intake. Whereas 42 %
of total male subjects and 28 % of female subjects were having habit of tobacco intake. Conclusion- For
the control of hypertension decreased salt intake, physical activity, cessation of habits such as alcohol and
tobacco intake and early detection and treatment are need of the hour.

Author Biography

Suchita Narayan Kawale1, Manjusha A.Shinde2, Prashant Shinde3

1Associate Professor, Community Medicine, ESIC Medical college and Hospital, Sanathnagar, Hyderabad,
2Assistant Professor, Physiology, Chalmeda Anandrao Institute of Medical Sciences, Bommakal Village,
Karimnagar, 3Senior consultant, Hepatology department, Yashoda Hospital, Secunderabad, Hyderabad

Published

2020-09-11

How to Cite

Suchita Narayan Kawale1, Manjusha A.Shinde2, Prashant Shinde3. (2020). Study of Epidemiological Factors Affecting Patients of Hypertension Attending Urban Health Training Centre of Community Medicine of Tertiary Care Hospital, Maharashtra. Indian Journal of Public Health Research & Development, 11(9), 96-101. https://doi.org/10.37506/ijphrd.v11i9.10993