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International Journal of Technology Enhancements and Emerging Engineering Research (ISSN 2347-4289)
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International Journal of Technology Enhancements and Emerging Engineering Research  
International Journal of Technology Enhancements and Emerging Engineering Research

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ISSN 2347-4289



Factors Associated With Hypertension Among Adult Patients In Pokhara

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AUTHOR(S)

Saraswati Basnet

 

KEYWORDS

Keywords: Hypertension, Cases, Control Selected socio-demographical factors, Personal behavior factors (personal habits) and Obesity

 

ABSTRACT

ABSTRACT: This article is about Factors Associated with hypertension among Adult Patient perspective. The main purpose of this study was to assess risk factors of hypertension. Hospital based case-control research design was used for this study. The study was conducted at Western Regional Hospital in Pokhara. Non probability purposive sampling technique was used. The total sample size was 192. An interview schedule consisting semi –structured questionnaires was used to measure the risk factors of hypertension. The data was analyzed by using both descriptive and inferential statistic such as frequency, Percentage, Mean, standard deviation according to nature of variables. Inferential statistics as univariate analysis was used to determine the association between risk factors and hypertension. The finding this study revealed that more than (29.2%) cases and controls was age 51-60 years. Majority of (59.4%) cases and controls were female. Above (45.8%) cases and (42.7%) controls were overweight. Majority of cases (84.4%) and controls (28.8%) had past smoker. Majority of cases (81.3%) had past alcoholic whereas only (9.4%) cases had past alcoholic. Hypertension was statistically significant association between obesity (p= 0.030, OR=1.881, CL; 1.060-3.339), family history (p=< 0.001, OR= 4.33, CL; 2.25-8.39), smoking (p=< 0.001, OR=33.61, CL; 11.08-133.60), alcoholism (p= < 0.001, OR= 55.09, CL; 20.48-160.055) and exercise (p= 0.009, OR= 2.14, CL; 1.15-3.97).In light of the results concluded that hypertension is statistical significant association with family history of hypertension, smoking, and alcohol consumption and doing light exercise.

 

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