Assess the Prevalence and Identify the Risk Factors of Hypertension among Adults Residency in a Selected Rural Community, Kanchipuram District, Tamil Nadu, India

  • Ajeeth R.1, Deva Asser1, Anusuya R.1, Hari Priya S.1, Sangeeswari1, Shanmuga Sundaram1, Lakshmi L.2
Keywords: Assess, Hypertension, Adult, Prevalence, Risk Factor.

Abstract

A study to assess the prevalence and the risk factors of hypertension among adults residing in a selected rural
community, Kanchipuram District, Tamil Nadu. The objectives were to assess the prevalence of hypertension
among adults and to find out the association between the selected demographic variables and the risk factors
for hypertension. A Sample of 30 adults who fulfilled the inclusion criteria were selected for the study. An
extensive review of literature and guidance by experts formed the foundation to the development of the
study. The data collection tool was validated & reliability was established. The data collection for the study
was done. The collect data was tabulated and analyzed. The prevalence of rate of hypertension was 30. In
that, 20% were males and 10% were Females. The association between the demographic variables like
Obesity, Excessive salt intake,Alcoholism,Smoking,Physical Inactivity was related with the risk factors for
hypertension among adults. It showed that there was a significant difference between the risk factor with a
Age-28.2, Education-22.14, Family status-14.44 and there was no significant difference the risk factors with
Sex-8.59, Dietary Pattern-9.89 at the P value <0.05 level of significant.

Author Biography

Ajeeth R.1, Deva Asser1, Anusuya R.1, Hari Priya S.1, Sangeeswari1, Shanmuga Sundaram1, Lakshmi L.2

1IV Year B.Sc. Nursing, 2Professor, Department of Community Health Nursing, Chettiand College of Nursing,
Chettinad Academy of Research and Education, Kelambakkam, Kanchipuram, District, Tamil Nadu, India

Published
2020-05-22
How to Cite
Ajeeth R.1, Deva Asser1, Anusuya R.1, Hari Priya S.1, Sangeeswari1, Shanmuga Sundaram1, Lakshmi L.2. (2020). Assess the Prevalence and Identify the Risk Factors of Hypertension among Adults Residency in a Selected Rural Community, Kanchipuram District, Tamil Nadu, India. Medico Legal Update, 20(2), 8-10. Retrieved from http://ijop.net/index.php/mlu/article/view/1050