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Abstract            Volume:8  Issue-12  Year-2020         Original Research Articles

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Prevalence of Pre-hypertension in Undergraduate Madurai Medical College Students
Robinson Joseph*
Department of Community Medicine, Madurai Medical College, Madurai -625020, Tamil Nadu, India
*Corresponding author

In the present study was to find out the prevalence of in undergraduate medical college students and to find the factors associated with it in Madurai Medical College. Hypertension is a commonest cardiovascular disorder, posing a public health challenge. Pre-hypertension among younger age group is a major risk factor for developing hypertension in later life. Tracking of blood pressure from an earlier age is necessary to prevent them developing cardiovascular disease in later life. This cross-sectional study was conducted among under graduate students in a Madurai medical college. Among undergraduates 207 students were selected by simple random sampling and a semi- structured questionnaire was administrated to assess physical activity, fruit intake, vegetable intake, habits like smoking and consumption of alcohol, previous history of raised blood pressure and sugar levels. Anthropometric measures, waist circumference, skin fold thickness were measured. Blood pressure readings were taken to find the prevalence of pre-hypertension. Chi-square test was used for statistical analysis. Totally 207 students were included in this study, 94 were males and 113 were females and age between 18 years to 25 years. The prevalence of pre-hypertension was 49.3%. Prevalence of pre-hypertension among males were significantly (58%) increased when compared with females (48%). In the Present study we conclude that high prevalence of pre-hypertension among medicos, it is necessary to counsel them about modifiable factors of hypertension, so that they can follow a healthy lifestyle and avoid developing pre-hypertension and hypertension in later life

Keywords: Hypertension, Medical Students, Blood Pressure, pathophysiology
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Robinson Joseph. 2020. Prevalence of Pre-hypertension in Undergraduate Madurai Medical College Students.Int.J.Curr.Res.Aca.Rev. 8(12): 117-121
doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcrar.2020.812.011
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