The prevalence of hypertension among the adults in a semiurbarn community in south west Nigeria
Osalusi BS, Uantioje EI, Ogun SA, Afe TO, Adeeko OO
Recent studies have shown an increasing trend in the prevalence of hypertension in rural communities. This study aimed to investigate the prevalence of hypertension among the residents of Likosi town, Sagamu local government area, Ogun state, Nigeria.
A descriptive cross-sectional design was used. 350 respondents aged from 20-80 years were recruited. Hypertension was defined as Systolic blood pressure (SBP) ≥ 140 and/or Diastolic blood pressure (DBP) ≥ 90mm Hg. statistical analysis was performed using the SPSS package.
The prevalence of hypertension was 23.3% (male 11.2% and female 12.1%). The mean age of the respondents was 37.5years. The body mass index of the respondents was 18.5%, 45.1%, 15.1% and 24.3% for underweight, normal, overweight and obese respectively. Alcohol and tobacco use were found in 34.5% and 15.4% respectively. Hypertension was significantly associated with age groups 30-49 years (OR 2.258, 95% CI: 1.311 - 3.884), overweight or obesity.
Osalusi BS, Uantioje EI, Ogun SA, Afe TO, Adeeko OO. The prevalence of hypertension among the adults in a semiurbarn community in south west Nigeria. International Journal of Medical and Health Research, Volume 3, Issue 8, 2017, Pages 93-99