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Year : 2007  |  Volume : 51  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 225-227

A study on hypertension among the bank employees of Meerut district of Uttar Pradesh


1 Assistant Professor, Department of Community Medicine, Subharti Medical College, Meerut, India
2 Professor and Head, Department of Community Medicine, Subharti Medical College, Meerut, India
3 Assistant Professor, Sociology, Subharti Higher Education Group, Meerut, India

Correspondence Address:
K A Maroof
Assistant Professor, Department of Community Medicine, Subharti Medical College, Meerut
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


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Hypertension is becoming a public health emergency worldwide, especially in the developing countries. The job of bank employees is both sedentary in nature and accompanies high levels of mental stress, thereby at a higher risk of developing hypertension. The present cross-sectional study was conducted to find out the prevalence and the determinants of hypertension among bank employees of Meerut district. Prevalence of hypertension was found to be 69.5%. Hypertension was significantly associated with age ΃45 years, alcohol intake, waist circumference, body mass index and diabetes.


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