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Title: Epidemiology of hypertension and other cardiovascular disease risk factors in the urban population of Soussa, Tunisia
Authors: Ghannem, H.
Fredj, A. Hadj
Issue Date: 1997
Language: English
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
Description: 472-479
Keywords: Cardiovascular Diseases
Risk Factors
World Health Organization
Diabetes Mellitus
Body Mass Index
Subject: Hypertension
ISSN: 1020-3397
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