ISSN 1301 - 0883 | E-ISSN: 2687-5101
Hypertension prevalence in Van, Turkey-1997 [Eastern J Med]
Eastern J Med. 2001; 6(1): 22-23

Hypertension prevalence in Van, Turkey-1997

R. Erkoç1, H. Aksoy2, S. Alıcı3, M. İlhan0, M. Sayarlıoğlu0, İ. Dilek4, İ. Uygan5, C. Topal0, C. Meral6
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The aim was to investigate the prevalence of hypertension in Van. Method: A total of 2010 subjects (586 male, mean age: 44.8 ± 14.9; 1424 female, mean age: 39.1 ± 14.1) between the ages of 20-74, were sampled from a target population of 315,866 according to systematic sampling technique. Blood pressure of each participant was measured by using Erka® sphygmomanometer for two times with a 3 minutes interval by a physician and an average was obtained. Results: Hypertension prevalence was 34.9 % (males: 33.3 %, females: 35.5 %, p> 0.05) according to 140/90 mmHg criterium and 19.1 % (males: 14.5 %, females: 21.0 %, p < 0.001) according to 160/95 mmHg criterium. Mean systolic and diastolic blood pressures were 129.97± 27.78 mmHg (95% CI: 128.7, 131.2) (males: 128.20 ± 24.30 (95 % CI: 126.2, 130.2), females: 130.70 ± 29.10 (95 % CI: 129.2, 132.2), p = 0.013) and 81.95 ± 14.24 mmHg (95 % CI: 81.3, 82.6) males: 81.10 ± 13.0 (95 % CI: 80.0, 82.2), females: 82.30 ± 14.70 (95 % CI: 81.5, 83.1), p = 0.07), respectively. Conclusion: In Van, hypertension is a serious health problem and efficient public health measures and education programs are needed.

Keywords: Turkey, Van, hypertension, prevalence, epidemiology

R. Erkoç, H. Aksoy, S. Alıcı, M. İlhan, M. Sayarlıoğlu, İ. Dilek, İ. Uygan, C. Topal, C. Meral. Hypertension prevalence in Van, Turkey-1997. Eastern J Med. 2001; 6(1): 22-23
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