Ibekwe RU

Dr, Department of Community Medicine, Delta State University Teaching Hospital, Oghara, Delta State, Nigeria

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  • Original Article   
    Modifiable Risk factors of Hypertension and Socio???demographic Profile in Oghara, Delta State; Prevalence and Correlates
    Author(s): Ibekwe RU*

    Background: Factors associated with the development of hypertension can be categorized into modifiable and non‑modifiable risk factors. The modifiable risk factors include obesity, physical inactivity, high salt diet, smoking alcohol consumption and others. Aim: This study was aimed to determine the prevalence of modifiable risk factors of hypertension in a rural community; Oghara and to ascertain if any association exists with these risk factors and socio‑demographic variables. Subjects and Methods: Descriptive cross‑sectional study design was utilized for the study and it was carried out over a period of 6 months (Feburary 2012 to August 2012). Cluster sampling was utilized to select a total of 272 respondents for the study. An interviewer administered questionnaire was used to collect data and data analysis was.. Read More»

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