LIFESTYLE FACTORS: AN ALARM TOWARDS HYPERTENSION
Keywords:Hypertension, Physical Exercise, Literacy, Occupation, Risk Factors
Cardiovascular disease is the number one cause of death worldwide in which hypertension is responsible for an annual death of 7.1 million. There exist a causal relationship between low levels of occupational and/or leisure-time Physical Activity and an increased risk of cardiovascular disease. An additional possible reasons may be reduced sleep duration/quality and individuals knowledge of their disease and its treatment.
Objective: This study was conducted to assess the prevalence of hypertension and risk factors associated, concentrating on literacy status, physical exercise, occupation and sleep pattern in rural population.
Method: It was a questionnaire based study carried out in two phases with Blood Pressure measurement.
Result: The study results showed low literacy rate and maximum prevalence of hypertension in farmers and house wives, with a lifestyle devoid of routine physical exercises and with advancing age.
Conclusion: The study concluded with the positive relationship between risk factors.
Keywords: Hypertension, Physical Exercise, Literacy, Occupation, Risk Factors.
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