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Year : 1996  |  Volume : 40  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 71-6

Dr. P.C. Sen Memorial Award--1994. Role of various risk factors in the epidemiology of hypertension in a rural community of Varanasi district.


Department of P. S. M, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi

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N K Goel
Department of P. S. M, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi

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1572 persons above 30 years were screened for hypertension in a rural community of Varanasi district. 113 persons were diagnosed as hypertensive giving an overall prevalence of 7.19%. Prevalence rates among males and females were found 5.57% and 8.82% respectively. 203 controls, age and sex matched, were selected. Various risk factors including intake of salt, fat, socio-economic status were studied. On doing analysis by logistic regression, salt consumption and obesity were found significant predictor of hypertension.


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