Risk factors for hypertension among the adult Moroccan population
AbstractThis study used data from the Moroccan national survey in 2000 to identify the principle risk factors for hypertension in a representative sample of the population age 20+ years. The risk of hypertension increased steadily with age and was higher among rural residents [OR = 1.42] and those with diabetes [OR = 1.72]. The risk increased with increased body mass index, waist size and hypercholesterolaemia. The risk of hypertension decreased by 36% and 46% respectively for those who walked 30-60 min and > 60 min daily. Consumption of fish and fresh fruits 1+ times per week was associated with a lower risk. Among those with hypertension, only 21.9% were previously diagnosed and 8.8% were under medical treatment
Tazi, M.A., Abir Khalil, S., Arrach, M.L., Chaouki, N. & Lahmouz, F. (2009). Risk factors for hypertension among the adult Moroccan population. EMHJ - Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, 15 (4), 827-841, 2009 https://apps.who.int/iris/handle/10665/117704
JournalEMHJ - Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, 15 (4), 827-841, 2009
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