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Cardiovascular Risk Factors in a Suburban Community in Nigeria

Dokunmu, Titilope M. and Yakubu, Omolara Faith and Adebayo, H. A. and Olasehinde, G. I and Chinedu, S. N. (2018) Cardiovascular Risk Factors in a Suburban Community in Nigeria. International Journal of Hypertension. pp. 1-6.

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Abstract

The burden of hypertension, a silent killer, continues to increase in low- and middle-income countries. This study evaluated blood pressure (BP) in healthy adults to determine their risk of developing hypertension and to reduce associatedmorbidity of the disease. Overall, 182 subjects aged >16 years participated in the study. Systolic (SBP) and diastolic blood pressure (DBP) was measured after a resting period usingmercury sphygmomanometer. Randomblood glucose (RBG) concentration was also determined. Regression models were used to determine risk of high BP with

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Q Science > QH Natural history > QH301 Biology
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine, Health and Life Sciences > School of Biological Sciences
Depositing User: Mrs Patricia Nwokealisi
Date Deposited: 20 Jun 2018 10:33
Last Modified: 20 Jun 2018 10:33
URI: http://eprints.covenantuniversity.edu.ng/id/eprint/10974

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