Prevalence of Hypertension and its Various Determinants among the Factory Workers in City of Rajasthan, India

Authors

  • Mahendra Khatri
  • Shweta Asthana
  • Anshul Sharma

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/ijphrd.v12i4.16541

Keywords:

City, hypertension, Factory workers

Abstract

Introduction: In modern world Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) is the major killer causes almost 44
million deaths each year, equivalent to 72% of all deaths globally. Cardio-vascular diseases account for
most NCD deaths or 17.81 million people annually. Factory workers has been exposed to the most stressful
occupations in the world, so these workers are more susceptible to coronary heart disease. Materials and
Methods: A cross-sectional study was carried out during Jan 2021– March 2021 among 456 Factory workers
posted in Udaipur city of Rajasthan selected randomly. The investigator made two measurements of blood
pressure. Data were collected using predesigned, pretested, semi-structured interview schedule, and analyzed
using the Statistical Package for the Social Sciences version 20.0. Results: Among 456 participants, 142
(31.1%) participants were found to be hypertensive. Age of study participants, duration of service, rank, and
education are significantly associated with the prevalence of hypertension (HTN) among Factory workers.
Conclusion: HTN in Factory workers has emerged as an important public health problem. Knowledge of
important risk factors for HTN may give tracks for better prevention in this population. Therefore, it is very
important to make screening strategy to diagnose HTN among Factory workers and devise a comprehensive
strategy for the management of HTN.

Author Biographies

Mahendra Khatri

Associate Professor, Department of Community Medicine, American International Institute of Medical Sciences,Udaipur

Shweta Asthana

Associate Professor, Department of Anatomy, RNT medical College, Udaipur

Anshul Sharma

Assistant Professor ,Department of Physiology, Government Medical College, Bharatpur

Published

2021-07-19

How to Cite

Mahendra Khatri, Shweta Asthana, & Anshul Sharma. (2021). Prevalence of Hypertension and its Various Determinants among the Factory Workers in City of Rajasthan, India. Indian Journal of Public Health Research & Development, 12(4), 176-182. https://doi.org/10.37506/ijphrd.v12i4.16541