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TAF Prev Med Bull. 2008; 7(4): 333-338

Comparison of the Treatment Period and Individual Properties of Patients with Hypertension Followed Up in the Two Cottage Hospitals from the Different Social Cultural Subgroups

Mustafa Aparcı, Ejder Kardeşoğlu, Ömer Yiğiner, Namık Özmen, Bekir Yılmaz Cingözbay, Bekir Sıtkı Cebeci.


BACKGROUND: Hypertension is a major risk factor and also a component of metabolic syndrome. Its prevalence is closely related with social-cultural levels of a society. In this study we aimed to evaluate the blood pressure control in populations from lower (LSC) and higher social-cultural (HSC) subgroups of our society.
METHOD: 53 and 36 hypertensive patients from societies with high and low social-cultural level, respectively. Systolic (SBP) and diastolic blood pressures (DBP), duration of the treatment, education and income levels of patients were recorded and analyzed. Independent samples t test and Pearson’s Chi-Square test were used for statistical analyses.
RESULTS: Age (51,08±5,6 vs 55,5±5,9

Key words: Hypertension, blood pressure control, education level, income level, social-cultural level

Article Language: Turkish English

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