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Lunes 17 / diciembre / 2012

Prevalence and Correlates of Hypertension among Adults Aged 25 Years or Older in a Mining Town of Kitwe, Zambia

Filed under: comentario — Mario Hernández Cueto — diciembre 17th, 2012 — 11:49

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Prevalence and Correlates of Hypertension among Adults Aged 25 Years or Older in a Mining Town of Kitwe, Zambia

ComentandoPor: Seter Siziya, Emmanuel Rudatsikira, Olusegun Babaniyi, Peter Songolo, David Mulenga y Adamson S Muula.  J Hypertens 2012, 1:105.

Hypertension is a major risk factor for cardiovascular disease. The trend towards a higher burden of  non-communicable chronic diseases in developing countries is of great concern as it adds to the burden of communicable diseases. The aim of this study was to estimate the prevalence and correlates of hypertension among adults in the City of Kitwe, Zambia. Our findings indicate that hypertension is prevalent among urban residents in Kitwe, Zambia. Effective prevention strategies including interventions to ensure lower BMIs, should be implemented, taking into considerations the risk factors identified in this study. [publicada: 17 de diciembre 2012]

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