Correlation study of socio-demographic factors like gender, age, body mass index and some cardiovascular parameters in hypertensive subjects of Yenagoa, Bayelsa state, Nigeria: Correlation of socio-demographic factors with CV parameters in hypertension

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Title Correlation study of socio-demographic factors like gender, age, body mass index and some cardiovascular parameters in hypertensive subjects of Yenagoa, Bayelsa state, Nigeria: Correlation of socio-demographic factors with CV parameters in hypertension
 
Creator Michael, Ayebatonbra Egbejimi
Ojeka, Sunday Ogbu
Victor, Zigabelbari Zabbey
 
Subject Age of onset
Blood pressure
Body height
Body Mass Index
Hypertension
Systolic pressure
Age of onset
Blood pressure
Body height
Body Mass Index
Hypertension
Systolic pressure
 
Description Hypertension is defined as a sustained elevated arterial pressure to a level that places the patient at increased risk of organ damage. It is a non-communicable disease which constitutes a public health importance. Its risk factors include advancing age, high salt intake, excessive alcohol consumption and stress. This study was performed to determine the correlation between some socio-demographic factors like gender, age, body mass index (BMI) and some cardiovascular parameters in hypertensive patients of Yenagoa, Bayelsa State, Nigeria. The study was carried out with 400 hypertensive subjects, whose blood pressures were determined using palpatory and auscultatory methods. The gender, age and body mass index of the subjects were also determined. Statistical analysis was done using Z-statistics. We found a significant positive relationship between the age and cardiovascular parameters. Gender and BMI were found to have an insignificant positive correlation with the cardiovascular parameters. The study demonstrated that body mass index, age and gender are closely associated with cardiovascular parameters, though the degree of correlation differed. The risk of hypertension is therefore expected to be higher among the aged and populations who are overweight or obese.
 
Publisher Quench Academy of Medical Education and Research (QAMER) Publishing House
 
Date 2021-11-22
 
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion
Peer-Reviewed Article
Text
 
Format application/pdf
 
Identifier https://amphysiol.com/index.php/amp/article/view/v5i2.00046
10.23921/amp.2021v5i2.00046
 
Source Annals of Medical Physiology; Vol. 5 No. 2 (2021); 7-12
2456-8422
 
Language eng
 
Relation https://amphysiol.com/index.php/amp/article/view/v5i2.00046/2021_7_12.pdf
 
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Rights Copyright (c) 2021 Quench Academy of Medical Education and Research (QAMER)
https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0
 

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