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Year : 2002  |  Volume : 27  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 19-25
Prevalence Of Hypertension Amongst The Employees Of A Mega Industry Of South Gujarat



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Research question : What is the prevalence of hypertension in the employees of a mega industry? Objective : To find out the prevalence of hypertension and the impact of various risk factors on it and suggest the remedial measures. Study design: Population based cross – sectional study during 1994-95. Settings: A mega industry located in South Gujarat. Participants: 1300 employees of the industry. Results : Coverage rate of study population was only 76%. The prevalence of hypertension was high (24%). Hypertension was more in general shift workers and in certain sections (transport, finance and accounts, fire brigade, security etc). Prevalence was also high in persons who were overweight consuming alcohol and / or tobacco. Treatment compliance amongst 204 “aware” patients was only 17%.


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