Incidence of Hypertension among Various Age Groups in Narowal, Pakistan

  • Muhammad Naeem Iqbal The School of Life Sciences, Fujian Agriculture and Forestry University, Fuzhou 350002, China; Pakistan Science Mission (PSM), Noor Kot 51770, Pakistan.
  • Asfa Ashraf The School of Life Sciences, Fujian Normal University, Fuzhou 350117, China; Pakistan Science Mission (PSM), Noor Kot 51770, Pakistan.
  • Iqra Iqbal Department of Zoology, Government College Women University, Sialkot 51310, Pakistan; Pakistan Science Mission (PSM), Noor Kot 51770, Pakistan.
  • Azara Iqbal Department of Mass Communication, Allama Iqbal Open University, Islamabad 44000, Pakistan.; Pakistan Science Mission (PSM), Noor Kot 51770, Pakistan.
  • Saman Alam Department of Zoology, Government College University, Lahore 54000, Pakistan.
  • Fakhar-un-Nisa Yunus Department of Zoology, Lahore College for Women University, Lahore 54000, Pakistan.
Keywords: Hypertension, incidence, age groups, symptoms.

Abstract

The data about the prevalence of hypertension of approximately one hundred patients was collected by interviewing them in Narowal, Pakistan. The data had been analyzed to determine the relative occurrence and incidence of hypertension by different age groups. The analysis showed the prevalence of hypertension was more in females (64%, n=64/100) as compared to males (34%, n=34/100). Hypertension was more prevalent in age group 38-47 years (32%) and less prevalent in age group 68-77 years (6%). In our sample population the prevalence of hypertension by age group 18-27 years was 13%, age group 28-37 years was 16%, age group 38-47 years was 32%, age group 48-57 years was 18%, age group 58-67 years was 15% and by age group 68-77 years was 6%. Known as “the silent killer”, the disease may prevail without symptoms for prolonged periods so there is requirement of investigations to know the exact rate and risk factor of this overwhelming disease.

Published
2018-11-10
How to Cite
Iqbal, M., Ashraf, A., Iqbal, I., Iqbal, A., Alam, S., & Yunus, F.- un-N. (2018). Incidence of Hypertension among Various Age Groups in Narowal, Pakistan. International Journal of Nanotechnology and Allied Sciences, 2(2), 12-15. Retrieved from http://journals.psmpublishers.org/index.php/ijnas/article/view/238
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Short Communications