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Title: Blood pressure patterns among the Omani population
Authors: Hasab, A.A.
Jaffer, A.
Hallaj, Z.
Issue Date: 1999
Language: English
Abstract: The 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
Description: 46-54
Keywords: Age Distribution
Cross-Sectional Studies
Logistic Models
Needs Assessment
Population Surveillance
Risk Factors
Sex Distribution
Subject: Blood Pressure
ISSN: 1020-3397
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