Study to Determine the Prevalence of High Blood Pressure amongst Bankers Working in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory, Nigeria

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DOI: 10.21522/TIJPH.2013.05.04.Art012

Authors : Karthy christy Ebhohimen


Hypertension is one of the most important causes of the total disease burden in the world (Lloyd-Sherlock et al., 2014).

Non-communicable diseases, especially Coronary Artery Disease (CAD) including hypertension as a major risk factor accounts for almost 53% and 44% of deaths and disability adjusted life years (DALYs) (Mengistu, 2014).

Blood pressure is the single most useful test for identifying individuals with CAD (Barron et al., 2014).

CAD are nowadays increasingly seen in working people in age group of 35-64 years, in whom 35% of CAD deaths are observable (Adeloye et al., 2015; Angaw, Dadi and Alene, 2015).

Hypertension is an increasingly important medical and public health issue worldwide (Ma et al., 2013; Chen et al., 2014).

Currently, the prevalence of hypertension in many developing countries, particularly in urban societies is said to be as high as those observed in developed countries (Addo, Smeeth and Leon, 2007; Guwatudde et al., 2015).

The burden of hypertension in Nigeria is high and still growing (Adeloye et al., 2015) and we still cannot say with certainty the exact burden because of lack of usable data(Ujunwa et al., 2013).


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