PREVALENCE OF HYPERTENSION IN OUTDOOR PATIENT PRESENTING AT RURAL DISPENSARIES

  1. DR. MUHAMMAD SADAM HUSSAIN, T.M.A RURAL DISPENSARY MUZAFARGARH
  2. DR. SARIA KHAN, MULTAN MEDICAL AND DENTAL COLLEGE
  3. DR. ROMAN AKRAM, SHARIF MEDICAL CITY HOSPITAL LAHORE
Corresponding Author: Muhammad Sadam Hussain, T.M.A Rural Dispensory Muzafargarh, drsadamhussain388@gmail.com
DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.4021032
Cite this article as: Hussain MS. Prevalence of hypertension in outdoor patient presenting at rural dispensaries. Int. J. Med. Dent. Allied Health Sci. 2020;2(9). 335-39

ABSTRACT: Hypertension (HTN or HT), also known as high blood pressure (HBP), is a long-term medical condition in which the blood pressure in the arteries is persistently elevated. This survey study was conducted at different rural dispensaries. All the patients presenting in rural dispensary were included in the study. A total of 130 patients participated in this study. There were 82 males and 48 female students. The mean age of the patients was 41.23±3.45 years. The mean systolic blood pressure was 118.45±2.34mmHg and mean diastolic blood pressure was 78.23±1.89mmHg. Out of 130 patients, 15 were hypertensive (blood pressure more than 130/80mmHg), 109 patients were normotensive (blood pressure between 110-130/70-80mmHg) and only 6 were having blood pressure than 110/70mmHg at the time of presentation.

Keywords: Hypertension, Rural Dispensary