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Salud Publica Mex. 2009 Jul-Aug;51(4):291-7.

[Factors associated with uncontrolled hypertension].

[Article in Spanish]

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Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social, Morelia, Michoacán, México. oliva.mejia@imss.gob.mx

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

To assess health care characteristics for hypertensive patients and their association with uncontrolled hypertension in a primary care outpatient clinic.

MATERIAL AND METHODS:

DESIGN:

Cross-sectional.A review was conducted of 50% of 8080 (n= 4040) files. Patient, physician and primary health care clinic characteristics were recorded.

RESULTS:

The factors associated with uncontrolled hypertension were: age (OR, 1.43; CI95% : 1.015-1.030), BMI (OR, 1.03; CI95%: 1.02-1.05), creatinine serum levels (OR, 1.16; CI95%: 1.03-1.30), three or more different antihypertensive drugs (OR, 1.48; CI95%: 1.31-1.07), to be treated by a physician with more than 20 years of medical practice (OR, 1.21; CI95%; 1.06-1.39) or by a non-specialist physician (OR, 1.43; CI95%: 1.20-1.71) and to be treated in the morning shift (OR, 1.21; CI95%: 1.07- 1.56).

CONCLUSIONS:

Hypertension is well-controlled in the majority of patients. Patient-related factors are important in uncontrolled hypertension; however, health care system characteristics also play an important role.

PMID:
19668923
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