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Prevalence and factors associated with arterial hypertension in adults living in Senador Canedo, Goiás, Brazil: population-based study, 2016


  • Gabriela Silvério Bazílio Universidade Federal de Goiás
  • Rafael Alves Guimarães Universidade Federal de Goiás
  • Gabriela de Morais Pedroso Ribeiro Universidade Federal de Goiás
  • Fabricio de Oliveira Morais Universidade Federal de Goiás
  • Rogers Kazuo Rodrigues Yamamoto Universidade Federal de Goiás
  • Regina Tomie Ivata Bernal Universidade de São Paulo
  • Otaliba Libânio de Morais Neto Universidade Federal de Goiás



Hypertension, Risk Factors, Chronic Disease, Health Surveys, prevalence


Objective. To estimate the prevalence and factors associated with hypertension in adults from Senador Canedo, Goiás, Brazil, in the year 2016. Methods. Cross-sectional study, with three-stage cluster sampling. A questionnaire was applied and measurements of weight, height, waist circumference, blood pressure and total cholesterol levels were performed. Poisson regression was used to estimate prevalence ratios (PR) and 95% confidence intervals (95%CI). Results. Of the 709 participants, the prevalence of hypertension was 23.6% (95%CI – 19.3;28.6). The associated factors were: sedentarism (PR=1.7 – 95%CI% 1.1;2.5); increased waist circumference (PR=5.9 – 95%CI 3.6;9.6); hypercholesterolemia (PR=2.6 – 95%CI 1.3;5.2); and age ≥60 years (PR=2.9 – 95%CI 1.3;6.2). Conclusion. The prevalence of hypertension was lower than that described for Brazil in 2013. Physical inactivity, large weight circumference and age were factors associated with hypertension.


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