Prevalence, Awareness and Control of Hypertension among Patients Attending Azadi Teaching Hospital in Kirkuk
Kirkuk Journal of Medical Sciences,
2019, Volume 7, Issue 1, Pages 103-108
Abstractackground: Hypertension is a major health abnormality affecting around (20%) of the adult populations in more country. Mortality from vascular events like stroke and ischemic heart disease double with increases in the systolic blood pressure or increases in diastolic blood pressure. Diagnosis of hypertension and control of blood pressure are highly important for decreasing the risk of cardiac attacks and vascular events like strokes. We studied the prevalence, awareness, and control of hypertension in attendance of medical consultation room in Azadi Teaching Hospital in the period from 2013-2015. Objective: To determine: (1). Prevalence, awareness and control of hypertension in adult population attended Azadi Teaching Hospital in Kirkuk. (2). The proportions of treated patients, controlled, and uncontrolled HTN. Patient and methods: Across-sectional point prevalence study. A total of 2351 unselected medical consultation clinic attendance; Blood pressure information on 2351 individuals (in 2013- Prevalence of hypertension based on clinical diagnosis, self- diagnosis, and (BP) measurements. Results: A total of (41%) of all patients were diagnosed as having hypertension (BP nine percent of hypertensive patients were on antihypertensive medications, (21%) of which awareness, treatment, and control rates of hypertention have increased significantly .01). Conclusions: Prevalence of HTN is high in Kirkuk population. The proportions of attendance who received medications remained low, and BP control was bad among HTN patients. These findings indicate that increase in improvement of management and controlling of HTN among our population seriously needed.
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