Factors Affecting Hypertension in the Adult Population of the Marmara Region, Turkey: A Descriptive Field Study

Joint Authors

Göktaş, Olgun
Şentürk, Tunay
Ersoy, Canan

Source

International Journal of Hypertension

Issue

Vol. 2020, Issue 2020 (31 Dec. 2020), pp.1-7, 7 p.

Publisher

Hindawi Publishing Corporation

Publication Date

2020-12-31

Country of Publication

Egypt

No. of Pages

7

Main Topic

Diseases
Medicine

Abstract EN

Introduction.

Hypertension is an increasingly prevalent global public health problem.

Nutritional culture and lifestyle are among the factors related to hypertension.

The aim of this study was to evaluate the prevalence and influential factors of hypertension in the adult population of the Marmara region, Turkey.

Methods.

The study was conducted in 10 provinces in the Marmara region between June 01, 2018, and November 30, 2018.

Participants included 2353 patients over 18 years of age diagnosed with hypertension by any of the 30 family physicians working in the Family Health Centers in these provinces.

After the participants provided written consent, a survey consisting of 25 questions was administered by their family physicians.

SPSS 25.0 (IBM Corporation, Armonk, New York, United States) was used for all statistical analysis calculations.

Results.

The patients included 1449 females (61.6%) and 904 males (38.4%).

Among the respondents, 1555 (73.1%) had primary hypertension etiology and 572 (26.9%) had secondary etiology.

While 1614 patients (68.6%) did not exercise at all, 739 patients (31.4%) reported exercising; 1026 patients (43.9%) did not restrict salt in their diet; and 1134 patients (48.2%) had a family history of hypertension.

Conclusion.

Since individual and environmental factors affect the etiology of hypertension, it is recommended that family physicians address these factors first as part of a holistic approach for hypertension prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and follow-up.

American Psychological Association (APA)

Göktaş, Olgun& Şentürk, Tunay& Ersoy, Canan. 2020. Factors Affecting Hypertension in the Adult Population of the Marmara Region, Turkey: A Descriptive Field Study. International Journal of Hypertension،Vol. 2020, no. 2020, pp.1-7.
https://search.emarefa.net/detail/BIM-1171806

Modern Language Association (MLA)

Göktaş, Olgun…[et al.]. Factors Affecting Hypertension in the Adult Population of the Marmara Region, Turkey: A Descriptive Field Study. International Journal of Hypertension No. 2020 (2020), pp.1-7.
https://search.emarefa.net/detail/BIM-1171806

American Medical Association (AMA)

Göktaş, Olgun& Şentürk, Tunay& Ersoy, Canan. Factors Affecting Hypertension in the Adult Population of the Marmara Region, Turkey: A Descriptive Field Study. International Journal of Hypertension. 2020. Vol. 2020, no. 2020, pp.1-7.
https://search.emarefa.net/detail/BIM-1171806

Data Type

Journal Articles

Language

English

Notes

Includes bibliographical references

Record ID

BIM-1171806