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African Journal of Biomedical Research
Ibadan Biomedical Communications Group
ISSN: 1119-5096
Vol. 8, No. 1, 2005, pp. 15-19
Bioline Code: md05002
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
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African Journal of Biomedical Research, Vol. 8, No. 1, 2005, pp. 15-19

 en Prevalence of Hypertension in a University Community in South West Nigeria
ERHUN, W. O., OLAYIWOLA, G., AGBANI, E.O AND OMOTOSO, N.S.

Abstract

A worksite study of hypertension prevalence was carried out in a university community in Southwestern Nigeria. Overall crude prevalence was 21% in the respondent population. About 16% of these were already on treatment with medicines. The study established no significant (p>0.05) relationship between coffee consumption and hypertension. Prevalence was 32% in subjects with over 3 children, while among subjects with eye problem, diabetics and those who took local kola nuts and it was 18.6%, 1.9% and 7.4%, respectively. There is need for increased awareness of the disease and other cardiovascular risk factors within the populace and to encourage the possession or provision of self-measurement blood pressure devices.

Keywords
Hypertension, Prevalence, University population, Nigeria

 
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