Blood pressure patterns among the Omani population
AbstractThe National Blood Pressure Survey aimed to determine blood pressure levels among Omanis > or = 18 years, study the epidemiological factors most related to blood pressure and suggest a programme for the management and control of hypertension in Oman. Of the 4732 people screened, 1278 [27.01%] had high blood pressure. Multiple regression analysis showed that blood pressure depended on age, body mass index and income per capita simultaneously. In a logistic regression model, adjusted risks associated with obesity and those aged >/= 45 years were significantly increased compared with the relevant different categories. A national plan of action for hypertension control and management is recommended and discussed
Hasab, A.A., Jaffer, A. & Hallaj, Z. (1999). Blood pressure patterns among the Omani population. http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/118682
EMHJ - Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, 5 (1), 46-54, 1999
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