Prevalence of Prehypertension In Medical Professionals of Jammu

Indian Journal of Applied Basic Medical Sciences
Year: 2019, Volume: 21(B), Issue. (2)
First page: (01) Last page: (15)
Online ISSN: 2249-7935
Print ISSN: 0975-8917
doi:

Prevalence of Prehypertension In Medical Professionals of Jammu
Veena Gupta1, Sunny Gupta2, Rupali  Parlewar3*
1Sr. Resident, 2Consultant, 3Professor, Department of Physiology, DRPGMC, Kangra at Tanda ,Himachal pradesh 
Corresponding author email id: rupalifulzele@gmail.com

Online Published on 02-Jul-2019

ABSTRACT

Background Prehypertension (PHT) leads to hypertension (HT) and is closely associated with increased incidence of cardiovascular disease risk (CVD). Prevalence of Prehypertension in medical professionals can give an idea of their risk of progression to (HT), so as to reduce the burden of (HT) and CVD. Objectives‐ Prevalence of Prehypertension among Medical professionals of Jammu and comparison of prevalence among males and females of medical professionals of Jammu. Materials and Methods‐ The aim was to estimate the prevalence of prehypertension in medical professionals of Jammu city and comparison of prevalence of prehypertension in both males and females. The study included 184 medical professionals from Medical Colleges of Jammu region. The blood pressure was recorded by auscultatory method using mercury sphygmomanometer. Results‐ Prevalence of Prehypertension in study population was 74.46 %( males‐ 92.73%, females‐ 6.67%) which was stastically highly significant. Conclusion‐ Above results shows that there is , High Prevalence of Prehypertension among the medical Professionals , indicative of vigorous preventive measures to be taken so that the risk of progression to Hypertension and subsequent Cardiovascular diseases to be curtailed

Keywords

Systolic/ Diastolic Blood Pressure (SBP/DBP),  Prehypertension (PHT).

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