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Impact of literacy on the prevalence, awareness, treatment and control of hypertension in adults in Golestan province (northern Iran)

Veghari, G. and Sedaghat, M. and Maghsodlo, S. and Banihashem, S. and Moharloei, P. and Angizeh, A. and Tazik, E. and Moghaddami, A. (2012) Impact of literacy on the prevalence, awareness, treatment and control of hypertension in adults in Golestan province (northern Iran). Caspian Journal of Internal Medicine, 4 (1). pp. 580-584. ISSN 20086164 (ISSN)

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Abstract

Background: Hypertension is considered as a major health problem in our society. The association between educationallevel with hypertension and its control in the Golestan Province (northern Iran) were the main objectives of this study. Methods: This was a population-based cross-sectional study that enrolled 3497 subjects aged 15-65 years using stratifiedand cluster sampling. The interviewers recorded the data using a multidimensional questionnaire, including blood pressure level. Blood pressure was measured three times with 5 minutes interval and defined based on Join National Committee (JNC-7). Results: Totally, 741 (21.2 %) cases suffered from hypertension and illiterate people were significantly more aware of their disease (p=0.011). In the aware group, 435 (89.6%) cases used one method to control their disease and it wasnot statistically significant as far as educational levels was concerned. The control of hypertension was significantly greater in college educated group than the illiterate one (32.4% vs 68.8%) (p=0.001). Logistic regression analysis revealed that illiteracy is a risk factor for hypertension (p<0.001). Conclusion: In spite of awareness in the illiterate people was high, the rate of hypertension control was low in this group. Prevention, detection, treatment, and control of hypertension especially the illiterate people should be given high priority.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Unmapped bibliographic data: LA - English [Field not mapped to EPrints] J2 - Caspian J. Int. Med. [Field not mapped to EPrints] AD - Department of Nutrition, Golestan University of Medical Sciences, Gorgan, Iran [Field not mapped to EPrints] AD - Golestan University of Medical Sciences, Gorgan, Iran [Field not mapped to EPrints] DB - Scopus [Field not mapped to EPrints]
Uncontrolled Keywords: Awareness, Control, Hypertension, Iran, Literacy, Treatment, academic achievement, adult, aged, article, attitude to illness, awareness, blood pressure measurement, controlled study, cross-sectional study, disease association, disease control, educational status, female, human, hypertension, Iran, major clinical study, male, patient assessment, prevalence, risk factor, treatment indication
Subjects: مقالات نمایه شده محققین دانشگاه در سایت ,Web of Science ,Scopus
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Divisions: معاونت تحقیقات و فناوری
Depositing User: GOUMS
Date Deposited: 15 Apr 2015 10:22
Last Modified: 13 May 2015 08:29
URI: http://eprints.goums.ac.ir/id/eprint/1947

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