The observation that less than 15% of the hypertensive population received no formal education in spite of Nigeria being a developing country suggests that there should be a high awareness of factors that will affect hypertension. The high education rate observed in this study may be because it was conducted in Lagos the economic capital […]
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Out of 2,000 distributed questionnaires, data from 1,365 (68.3%) that were returned fully completed were analyzed.
Over a six-month period from August 2001 to February 2002, patients attending the medical outpatient’s clinic of the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH) and four private hospitals (Healing Field Clinic, Ajao Estate and Victoria Island; Farri Memorial Hospital, Surulere; and St. Anthony’s Church Clinic, Gbaja—all located within the Lagos metropolis) were made to fill out […]
INTRODUCTION Hypertension is the most common noncommuni-cable disease in Nigeria. The prevalence of hypertension in Nigeria is put at 10-12% in the rural and urban parts, respectively. It is also the most common cause of hospital admission in Nigeria. The prevalence of this disease is reported to be 10-20% in Africa and is expected to […]
In the United States, age-adjusted relative odds of incident hypertension between 1971 and 1984 did not vary consistently with region or with urbanization level. There was a weakly significant trend of elevated relative odds in nonmetropolitan areas compared to suburbs in the southeast in younger white men and older white women. Thus, consistent, convincing evidence […]
Table 1 includes the number of persons at risk and age-adjusted hypertension incidence rates. In white men ages 25-74, the age-adjusted incidence rate of hypertension per 1,000 person years was lower in men residing in the west region than in men residing in other regions (Table 1).
Population Details of the first National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES I) have been published previously. The NHANES I Epidemiologic Follow-Up Study (NHEFS) participants were those persons in NHANES I who were 25-74 years of age at the time of the survey in 1971-1975 (n=14,407). The personal interviews, and physical and laboratory examinations of […]