Prevalence of Hypertension among the Adults in Varakavipudi Vs Inamadugu Nellore

Authors(2) :-Katari Kantha, Arumugam Indira

Background: Elevated blood pressure is rising nearly 30 percent in teens, and by 2025, hypertension will affect 1.56 billion adults worldwide. This is a growing health concern; untreated high blood pressure may damage organs in the body and   increase the risk of heart attack, stroke, and brain hemorrhage.

Aim: To assess the prevalence of hypertension.

Setting and Design: The study was conducted in Varakavipudi (coastal area) and Inamadugu (non coastal area) by using a descriptive design.

Materials and Methods: A total of 500 samples were included in this study. Among this, 250 samples belongs to coastal area and 250 samples belongs to noncoastal area by using convenience sampling technique.

Statistical Analysis Used: The collected data was organized, tabulated, analyzed and interpreted by using descriptive and inferential statistics based on the objectives of the study.

Results: In Varakavipudi, Out of  250 samples, With regard to  the category of  the blood pressure 28(11.2%) are  stage-I, 10(4%)are stage-II,  35(14%)are grade-I, and 5(2%)are grade-II isolated systolic hypertension.  Known Hypertensive cases are 50(20%), Newly diagnosed cases are 28(11.2%). With regard to BMI, among 250 samples 36(14.4%) were overweight and 13(5.2%) were obese. in Inamadugu, among 250 samples, 92(36.8 %) are stage-I, 2(0.8%) are stage-III, 50(20%) are grade-I. Known Hypertensive cases are 69(27.6%). Newly diagnosed cases are 93(37.2%). With regard to BMI among 250 samples, 30(12%) were overweight and 10(4%) were obese.

Conclusion: The above results showed that blood pressure values are high in the Inamadugu (noncoastal area) than Varakavipudi (coastal area).

Authors and Affiliations

Katari Kantha
Department of Community Health Nursing, Narayana College of Nursing, Nellore, Andhra Pradesh, India
Arumugam Indira
Principal, Narayana College of Nursing, Nellore, Andhra Pradesh, India

Hypertension, Non Coastal Area, Coastal Area, Heart Attack, Stroke.

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Publication Details

Published in : Volume 2 | Issue 6 | November-December 2016
Date of Publication : 2016-12-31
License:  This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
Page(s) : 504-506
Manuscript Number : IJSRST16262
Publisher : Technoscience Academy

Print ISSN : 2395-6011, Online ISSN : 2395-602X

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Katari Kantha, Arumugam Indira, " Prevalence of Hypertension among the Adults in Varakavipudi Vs Inamadugu Nellore", International Journal of Scientific Research in Science and Technology(IJSRST), Print ISSN : 2395-6011, Online ISSN : 2395-602X, Volume 2, Issue 6 , pp.504-506, November-December-2016.
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