DOI of the published article https://doi.org/10.1590/s1679-49742021000100009
Prevalence and factors associated with arterial hypertension in adults living in Senador Canedo, Goiás, Brazil: population-based study, 2016
Keywords: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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