Prevalence of Hypertension among Companions of Patients Attending Out-patient Clinics in AL-Hussain Hospital, Karbala Holy City – IRAQ .
Kerbala Journal of Medicine,
2007, Volume 1, Issue 2, Pages 211-216
Abstractbackground: Hypertension is a common chronic disease widely distributed all over the world. If
remains untreated it may cause end – organ damage with consequent increased morbidity and
Objective: The main aim of the study is to have an idea about the distribution of the disease among adult
companions in Al-Hussein out patient clinics.
Methods: Adult companions of patients attending the outpatient clinics in AL-Hussein Hospital were
studied randomly according to information available in the data sheet designed for this purpose. Persons
with past history of hypertension or newly discovered were recorded.
Results : Out of the total number of persons studied (1590), (856) were males (53.8%) and (734) were
females (46.2%), their ages range from 18 years to 82 years with a mean of (37.8). Persons who were in
the age group (18-39) years were 866 (54.5%), 40 (less than 5%) of them were hypertensives. Those who
were in the age group (40-59) were 559 (35.1%), with 171 (more than 30%) hypertensives.
The third group (60 years and older) were 165 (10.4%) persons, among them 92 (nearly 56%) were
Conclusion: Hypertension was found to be more prevalent in females than in males and the prevalent rate
increases as the age advances (p
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