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East Mediterr Health J. 1999 Jan;5(1):46-54.

Blood pressure patterns among the Omani population.

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  • 1High Institute of Public Health, Alexandria University, Egypt.


The National Blood Pressure Survey aimed to determine blood pressure levels among Omanis > or = 18 years, study the epidemiological factors most related to blood pressure and suggest a programme for the management and control of hypertension in Oman. Of the 4732 people screened, 1278 (27.01%) had high blood pressure. Multiple regression analysis showed that blood pressure depended on age, body mass index and income per capita simultaneously. In a logistic regression model, adjusted risks associated with obesity and those aged > or = 45 years were significantly increased compared with the relevant different categories. A national plan of action for hypertension control and management is recommended and discussed.

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