Idoko O

Department of Internal Medicine, Federal Teaching Hospital, Abakaliki, Nigeria

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  • Original Article   
    Prevalence and Determinants of Hypertension in an Agrarian Rural Community in Southeast Nigeria
    Author(s): Ugwuja EI*, Ezenkwa US, Nwibo AN, Ogbanshi M, Idoko O and Nnabu R

    Background: Hypertension is a cardiovascular disease of increasing global burden with prevalence in Nigeria ranging from 8% to 46.4%. Aim: To determine the prevalence and determinants of hypertension in Igbeagu, a rural community in South‑Eastern Nigeria. Subjects and Methods: Consenting residents aged 18 years and above participated in this survey. A structured questionnaire was administered on the participants in their native dialect. Blood pressure (BP) and anthropometric parameters of the participants were measured using standard techniques. Hypertension was defined as systolic BP ≥ 140 mmHg and diastolic BP of ≥ 90 mmHg. Results: Two hundred and sixty‑seven participants had their BP and data completed satisfactorily. Sixty‑two persons were hypertensive, giving a prevalence rate of 23.2% (62/267). Age, c.. Read More»

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