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Hypertension and Related Morbidity among Geriatric Population of Eastern India

Datta Pratyay Pratim, Sengupta Bhaswati, Gangopadhyay Nilanjan, Firdoush Kazi Ashique, Chanda Subhasis, Dutta Arpita, Bharati Subhadip.


Objectives: To assess the prevalence of hypertension among geriatric population and to find out its association with socio demographic parameters, non communicable diseases and level of daily activities. Methodology: Community based cross sectional study was conducted among geriatric population of Tarakeswar town, India. 402 persons were selected from total 2258 elderly persons by systematic random sampling and data was collected using pretested questionnaire followed by physical examination. Data was analyzed using SPSS Version 16.0. Results: 53.5% respondents were hypertensive. Prevalence of hypertension was significantly more among higher age group (p=0.031). Hypertension was also associated with Diabetes mellitus (p

Key words: Hypertension, Geriatric, Elderly, Activities of daily living

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