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 Pearsons 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