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Type Journal Article - American Journal of Hypertension
Title Awareness, Prevalence, Treatment, and Control of Hypertension in Western Nepal
Author(s)
Publication (Day/Month/Year) 2017
URL https://academic.oup.com/ajh/article/doi/10.1093/ajh/hpx074/3844737/Awareness-Prevalence-Treatment-a​nd-Control-of
Abstract
BACKGROUND
Hypertension is a significant contributor to cardiovascular and renal
diseases. In low-income settings like Nepal, there are few epidemiological
studies assessing hypertension burden. Thus, the purpose was to
determine prevalence, awareness, treatment, and control of hypertension
in Nepal.
METHODS
A cross-sectional survey was conducted in semi-urban area of western
Nepal among randomly selected participants, aged between 25 and
65  years. Systolic blood pressure (BP) ≥140  mm Hg and/or diastolic
BP of ≥90  mm Hg and/or taking current antihypertensive medicine
defined as hypertension.

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