Rural-urban comparison in prevalence of hypertension and its factors among adolescents of Sarawak, Malaysia : A cross-sectional study

Cheah, Whye Lian and Chang, Ching Thon and Helmy, Hazmi and Kho, Grace Woei Feng (2020) Rural-urban comparison in prevalence of hypertension and its factors among adolescents of Sarawak, Malaysia : A cross-sectional study. Turkish Journal of Public Health, 18 (1). pp. 26-38. ISSN 1304-1096

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Abstract

This paper reports a study of the prevalence of pre-hypertension and hypertension, and its associated factors among secondary school students in Sarawak. Methods:It was a cross-sectional study using a questionnaire, anthropometric and blood pressure measurement. Results: A total of 2461 secondary school children participated. The prevalence of pre-hypertension was 13.2%, stage 1 hypertension was 12.4% and stage 2 hypertension was 4.6%. The prevalence of overweightness and obesity was 24.3%, elevated waist circumference was 13.5, and overfat and obese was 6.7%. Based on the urban model, factors that were associated with pre-hypertension were age, gender, parent with history of hypertension, overweightness and obesity. At the hypertension level, only maleness, overweightness and obesity were found to be associated factors.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: hypertension, adolescent, overweight and obesity, unimas, university, universiti, Borneo, Malaysia, Sarawak, Kuching, Samarahan, ipta, education, research, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak.
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences
Depositing User: Gani
Date Deposited: 15 Jul 2020 01:56
Last Modified: 17 Jul 2020 01:53
URI: http://ir.unimas.my/id/eprint/30438

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