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dc.contributor.authorKhdour, MR
dc.contributor.authorHallak, HO
dc.contributor.authorShaeen, M
dc.contributor.authorJarab, AS
dc.contributor.authorAl-Shahed, QN
dc.date.accessioned2018-09-05T11:32:29Z
dc.date.available2018-09-05T11:32:29Z
dc.date.issued2013-04-11
dc.identifier.urihttps://dspace.alquds.edu/handle/20.500.12213/848
dc.description.abstractWe determined the prevalence of hypertension and the level of awareness, treatment and control of hypertension among Palestinian adults in a population-based cross-sectional survey. Two-stage stratified sampling method was used to select 2077 participants from the general population aged 25 years and over. Trained observers obtained two blood pressure (BP) measurements from each individual by the use of a standardized mercury sphygmomanometer after a 5-min sitting rest. Information on sociogeographical factors and antihypertensive medications was obtained using a standard questionnaire. Hypertension was defined as a mean systolic BP (SBP) X140mm Hg, diastolic BP (DBP)X90mmHg, and/or use of antihypertensive medications. The overall prevalence of hypertension was 27.6%, with a higher percentage among men (29.2 vs 26.4%; P¼0.04). Hypertension increased with age in both men and women. Among hypertensive patients, 51.0% were aware of their elevated BP, 40.2% had treatment and only 9.5% achieved targeted BP control (o140/90mmHg). Patients under antihypertensive treatment showed SBP and DBP that were only 3.1mmHg and 2.5mmHg lower than individuals without antihypertensive treatment, respectively. The data show that hypertension prevalence among Palestinian adults is high, whereas the proportions of awareness treatment and control of hypertension were low. Concerted public health effort is urgently required to improve the detection, treatment and control of hypertension in Palestine.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipTechnical and financial support for this study was made available by the Palestinian American Research Council. We also wish to thank Dr Asa’d Ramlawi, Head of the primary care department at the Palestinian Ministry of Health for his support. This project is Funded by the Palestinian American Research Council.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherMacmillan Publishers Limiteden_US
dc.subjecthypertensionen_US
dc.subjectPalestineen_US
dc.subjectprevalenceen_US
dc.subjectcontrolen_US
dc.subjecttreatmenten_US
dc.titlePrevalence, awareness, treatment and control of hypertension in the Palestinian populationen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US


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