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Natl J Integr Res Med. 2012; 3(4): 109-113

Determinants Of Hypertension In Faculties Of Various Colleges In Bhavnagar City

Maulik shah*, Divyang patel*, Devang Raval**, Dhiren Amin***, Bhargav Gajipara*, M.P. Singh****.

bjective: To study various determinants of hypertension in faculties of various colleges in Bhavnagar city. Method: The present study was conducted among faculties of various colleges in Bhavnagar city. Total 407 faculties were enrolled in the study. Diagnosis of hypertension was done according to JNC VII criteria. Result: We found 27.5% prevalence of hypertension among the faculties. Non modifiable determinants of hypertension like age, gender and family history of hypertension were significantly associated with hypertension. Modifiable determinants of hypertension like smoking, extra salt intake, sedentary life style, co existence of diabetes mellitus and Obesity (BMI .25 kg/m2) were significantly associated with hypertension. Conclusion: Hypertension is a major health problem and both non modifiable and modifiable determinants affect hypertension. [Shah M et al NJIRM 2012; 3(4) : 109-113]

Key words: Prevalence of Hypertension, tobacco use, Obesity, Sedentary life style

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