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Tipo do documento: Artigo
Título: Prevalence, control and treatment of arterial hypertension in Nobres - MT
Autor: Rosário, Tânia Maria do
Scala, Luiz César Nazário
França, Giovanny Vinícius Araújo de
Pereira, Márcia Regina Gomes
Jardim, Paulo César Brandão Veiga
Abstract: Background: Systemic Arterial Hypertension (SAH), considered a public health problem due to its high prevalence and difficult control, is also described as one of the most important risk factors for cardiovascular diseases. Objective: This study aimed to determine the prevalence of SAH, as well as characteristics related to its control and treatment, among individuals aging between 18 and 90 years from the urban region of Nobres, MT. Methods: Cross-sectional, population-based study, with random sampling and with replacement. For classification of SAH, criteria included blood pressure (BP) ≥ 140/90 mmHg or current use of antihypertensive drugs. Individuals were interviewed with standardized questionnaires previously tested. Variables were described as means ± standard deviations and frequencies. Means were compared with the Student ́s t test and associations were determined with the Pearson chi-square test, with a significance level of 5%. Results: SAH has a prevalence of 30.1% in the sample, composed of 1,003 individuals older than 18 years. Among hypertensive individuals (N = 302), 73.5% knew about their condition, 61.9% were under treatment and for 24.2% the BP was under control. A positive association was observed between SAH and age; illiteracy; less than 8 years education; BMI ≥ 25 kg/m2; high and very high waist circumference; waist-hip ratio (WHR) at risk level; sedentariness; and alcoholism. Conclusions: This study showed that SAH represents an important public health problem even in a small district in the interior region of Brazil. Levels of control and treatment of hypertension in the population were higher than those observed in similar studies, but were considered not satisfactory.
Palavras-chave: hypertension
Prevalence
Control
Therapy
Epidemiology
País: Brasil
Unidade acadêmica: Faculdade de Medicina - FM (RG)
Citação: ROSÁRIO, Tânia Maria do et al. Prevalence, control and treatment of arterial hypertension in Nobres - MT. Arquivos Brasileiros de Cardiologia, São Paulo, v. 93, n. 6, p. 672-678, 2009.
Tipo de acesso: Acesso Aberto
Identificador do documento: 10.1590/S0066-782X2009001200018
Identificador do documento: 10.1590/S0066-782X2009001200018
URI: http://repositorio.bc.ufg.br/handle/ri/18165
Data de publicação: 2009
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