Prevalence, awareness, and control of hypertension in school teachers in warangal, andhra pradesh, india

Authors:Subash Vijaya kumar , A.N.R Laxmi, Sreenivas Pasula, Kavya Adepu, Md. Mahamood Ali
Int J Biol Med Res. 2013; 4(2): 3247- 3249  |  PDF File

Abstract

In Recent years, non-communicable diseases are important contributors to the burden of diseases in developing countries. Whereas, high blood pressure is a major public health problem in India. The study is population based cross-sectional study aimed to find out prevalence, awareness and control of hypertension in among school teacher in the state of Andhra Pradesh,in Warangal, India. The study was conducted over a period of 3 months from January to March 2013. A total number of 48 subjects were found to be normotensive of which 58 males screened 75% were normotensive of which 89 females screened and 16% were normotensive. Overall 90 subjects were found to be pre-hypertensive and 19% were males and 26% were females. A total number of 4% subjects were found to be hypertensive of which 3% were males and 2% were females. Our study suggest that, prevalence of hypertension found to be lower in the school teacherís population this could be due to the awareness regarding hypertension and maintaining quality of life style, dietary habits and physical activities. In future, medication adherence and role of anti-hypertensive drugs in the subjects should be perform.