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Dr. M. Navaneetha, Prof. Mallika Rajadurai
Keywords : High blood pressure, Lifestyle practices
Citation Information : Navaneetha DM, Rajadurai PM. EXPLORE THE LIFESTYLE PRACTICES AND ITS RELATION TO LEVEL OF BLOOD PRESSURE AMONG PEOPLE ATTENDING OPD OF PIMS HOSPITAL.. 2014; 7 (3):24-26.
License: CC BY-NC 4.0
Published Online: 01-12-2014
Copyright Statement: Copyright © 2014; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.
Chronic diseases are the leading cause of deaths world-wide and their impact is steadily growing. High blood pressure - also known as raised blood pressure or hypertension - increases the risk of heart attacks, strokes and kidney failure. According to WHO in 2008 the metabolic risk factors in India are: Raised blood pressure 33.2% for males and 31.7% for females. The risk of developing high blood pressure can be reduced by: reducing salt intake; eating a balanced diet; etc. Hence we undertook a study to identify the risk factors among people and its relation with blood pressure. A three point scale which ranged from always to never was used to assess lifestyle. Among the participants nearly half of them were sedentary workers (44.30%) and most of them had weight of 61-80kgs (58.40). Only vegetarian diet and yoga (χ2=6.87, p=0.03, χ2=6.16, p= 0.04 respectively) were associated with level of blood pressure and that 23.49% had high blood pressure out of which four were found out newly.
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