Some risk factors for hypertension in the United Arab Emirates
AbstractA case-control study evaluated the relationship between hypertension and socioeconomic and lifestyle factors in Al-Ain city.The survey included 426 hypertensive adults aged 20-65 years attending urban and semi-urban clinics and a randomly selected sample of 436 normotensive controls. Hypertension among cases was higher for men, age 40-49 years, non-UAE nationals, urban living, currently married, having children, illiterate, administrative/professional job, living in traditional house and low income. There were significant differences between cases and controls with regard to obesity, raised cholesterol level, low physical activity and family history of heart disease, kidney disease or diabetes. Multivariate logistic regression analysis revealed that obesity, medium/high income, history of diabetes, low physical activity and having 3+ children were significantly associated with hypertension
Sabri, S., Bener, A., Eapen, V., Abu Zeid, M.S.O., Al Mazrouei, A.M. et al. (2004). Some risk factors for hypertension in the United Arab Emirates. http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/119457
EMHJ - Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, 10 (4-5), 610-619, 2004
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