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High Prevalence of Hypertension in Croatian Adults: Continental and Coastal Distribution


Čubrilo-Turek, Mirjana; Turek, Stjepan; Szirovicza, Lajos
High Prevalence of Hypertension in Croatian Adults: Continental and Coastal Distribution // Atherosclerosis. Supplements (Amsterdam), 5 (2004), 1; 114-114 (podatak o recenziji nije dostupan, kongresno priopcenje, znanstveni)


Naslov
High Prevalence of Hypertension in Croatian Adults: Continental and Coastal Distribution

Autori
Čubrilo-Turek, Mirjana ; Turek, Stjepan ; Szirovicza, Lajos

Izvornik
Atherosclerosis. Supplements (Amsterdam) (1567-5688) 5 (2004), 1; 114-114

Vrsta, podvrsta i kategorija rada
Radovi u časopisima, kongresno priopcenje, znanstveni

Ključne riječi
Hypertension; adults; Croatia; geographical distribution

Sažetak
Objectives: to assess prevalence of hypertension (HT) in Croatia including geographical distribution in 30 localities according to the continental and coastal regions. Methods: A representative sample of Croatian adults was examined in the National Study. Blood pressure (BP) and anthropometric measurements were performed in 5629 randomly selected subjects (age range 18-65). According to JNC VI (1999) guidelines, the diagnosis of HT was based on two separate BP measurements (BP>140/90 mm Hg). Results: the overall prevalence of HT in the sample population was 45%. There was higher prevalence among males (52%) than females (37.9%) in all regions. Differences were statistically significant. Prevalence increased with age in all regions, both in males and females and it was highest after the age of 50 years. According to the geographical distribution, the highest prevalence of HT was found in continental region of Zagreb (49.8%) but also in coastal region of Split (46.3%). Lower prevalence of HT was seen in another continental region of Osijek (39.2%) and the lowest in the coastal region of Rijeka (36%). Conclusions: Prevalence of HT is high, both in the continental and coastal regions, higher in males than females and rises with age. This great socio-economic and public health problem emerged with the rapid changes towards the urbanization in Croatia.

Izvorni jezik
Engleski

Znanstvena područja
Etnologija i antropologija



POVEZANOST RADA


Projekt / tema
0108230
0196001

Ustanove
Medicinski fakultet, Zagreb,
Institut za antropologiju

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  • Current Contents Connect (CCC)
  • Web of Science Core Collection (WoSCC)
    • Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXP)
    • SCI-EXP, SSCI i/ili A&HCI
  • Scopus
  • MEDLINE