Prevalence of prehypertension and hypertension and associated risk factors among Turkish adults: Trabzon Hypertension Study


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Erem C. , Hacihasanoglu A., KOÇAK M. , Deger O., TOPBAŞ M.

JOURNAL OF PUBLIC HEALTH, vol.31, no.1, pp.47-58, 2009 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 31 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Doi Number: 10.1093/pubmed/fdn078
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF PUBLIC HEALTH
  • Page Numbers: pp.47-58
  • Keywords: associated risk factors, awareness and control, hypertension, prehypertension, prevalence, Trabzon, Turkish population, BLOOD-PRESSURE, AWARENESS, POPULATION, OBESITY, EPIDEMIOLOGY, DETERMINANTS, HEALTH, CITY

Abstract

To estimate the prevalence, awareness and control of prehypertension (preHT) and hypertension (HT) as defined by JNC-7 criteria in the Trabzon Region and its associations with demographic factors (age, sex, obesity, marital status, reproductive history in women and level of education), socioeconomic factors (household income and occupation), family history of selected medical conditions (diabetes, hypertension, obesity and cardiovascular disease), lifestyle factors (smoking habits, physical activity and alcohol consumption) in the adult population.