|Title:||Epidemiology of hypertension and other cardiovascular disease risk factors in the urban population of Soussa, Tunisia|
Fredj, A. Hadj
|Abstract:||To illustrate the distribution of hypertension in the community, an epidemiological survey was conducted based on a representative sample of 957 adults aged >/= 20 years resident in Soussa, Tunisia in 1995. The prevalence of hypertension according to the new World Health Organization criteria [systolic blood pressure >140 mmHg and/or diastolic blood pressure >90 mmHg] was 28.9%. Hypertension was significantly higher in cases with obesity, android obesity and for persons aged >40 years. History of diabetes was found in 10.2% of cases, obesity in 27.7%, overweight in 56.7%, android obesity in 36.0% and smoking in 61.4% of men and 4.2% of women|
World Health Organization
Body Mass Index
|Appears in Collections:||EMRO Journal Articles (EMHJ)|
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