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Uncontrolled hypertension in Uganda : a comparative cross-sectional study
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Abstract
In a community survey, 4432 persons aged 15 years and older in two districts in Uganda were studied. Blood pressure was measured and predictors for subtypes of uncontrolled hypertension (HTN) were assessed using bivariate and multivariate logistic regression modeling. Prevalence of uncontrolled HTN was 20.2% and the subgroups of isolated systolic HTN (ISH), isolated diastolic HTN (IDH), and systolic-diastolic HTN (SDH) were 7.2%, 4.2%, and 8.8%, respectively. No difference was observed between the sexes. For all HTN subtypes, middle (3549 years) and older age (50+) groups had a higher prevalence compared with younger subjects (1534 years) (all P<.001). IDH prevalence in older age was not higher compared with younger age (P=.417). After multivariate analysis, middle age predicted all subtypes of HTN and old age predicted ISH and SDH. Alcohol consumption predicted IDH and SDH. Uncontrolled HTN in this population increases in the order IDH, ISH, and SDH, with more than 1 in 5 having uncontrolled HTN.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Journal of clinical hypertension
Publication
2015
ISSN
1524-6175
Volume/pages
17:1(2015), p. 63-69
ISI
000347835800015
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Last edited 23.08.2017
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