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BMC Res Notes. 2018 Dec 10;11(1):876. doi: 10.1186/s13104-018-3986-1.

Prevalence and associated factors of hypertension among adult patients in Felege-Hiwot Comprehensive Referral Hospitals, northwest, Ethiopia: a cross-sectional study.

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1
College of Medicine and Health Science, Bahir Dar University, Bahir Dar, Ethiopia. amaredeje2010@gmail.com.
2
College of Medicine and Health Science, Bahir Dar University, Bahir Dar, Ethiopia.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

The main objective of this study was to assess the prevalence and factors associated with hypertension among adult patients in Felege-Hiwot Comprehensive Referral Hospital, northwest Ethiopia, 2018.

RESULT:

The prevalence of hypertension in the current study area was 27.3%. Known history of cardiac problems [AOR = 6.9; 95% CI (1.24, 11.44)], alcohol consumption [AOR = 2.2; 95% CI (1.04, 5.05)], abdominal obesity [AOR = 2.3; 95% CI (1.02, 5.04)], and obesity [AOR = 4.8; 95% CI (1.12, 8.34)] were factors associated independently with hypertension.

KEYWORDS:

Determinants; Hypertension; Northwest Ethiopia; Prevalence

PMID:
30526686
PMCID:
PMC6288930
DOI:
10.1186/s13104-018-3986-1
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