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Prevalence of Hypertension among Secondary School Students in Umbada Area ‘’Block 14’’ in Khartoum State-Sudan

Prevalence of Hypertension among Secondary School Students in Umbada Area ‘’Block 14’’ in Khartoum State-Sudan

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Title: Prevalence of Hypertension among Secondary School Students in Umbada Area ‘’Block 14’’ in Khartoum State-Sudan
Author: Abdalla, Eltagi A M; Edrees, Afraa; ahmed, Abdelbasit A Mohammed
Abstract: Hypertension is a common disease associated with high mortality and morbidity. The disease is a silent threat to the health of people. All over the world. It is the leading and most important modifiable risk factor for coronary heart disease, congestive heart failure, stroke, renal diseases and retinopathy. This is a descriptive cross - sectional school based study was conducted in Umbada area in Khartoum State-Sudan, with an objectives to estimate the prevalence of hypertension and to identify the possible risk factors associated with hypertension among secondary school students. Data were collected from 200 participants (93 males and 107 females) using structured questionnaire and blood pressure and anthropometric measurements of weight and high. The prevalence of hypertension was 11%. The results showed the hypertension more prevalent among students aged >18 years compared to those < 18 years old (P=0.0001). The results showed there was statistical association between hypertension smoking and physical inactivity p.values = (0.0001 and 0.040) respectively. hypertension was found more prevalent among those infected with diabetes, renal problems, coronary artery disease and endocrine diseases P.value = 0.0001.
URI: http://khartoumspace.uofk.edu/123456789/25319


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