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Title: Host risk factors in diabetes and hypertension in male subjects of Bareilly district of Uttar Pradesh
Authors: Sharma, Sunita
Agarwal, Sonal
Issue Date: Dec-2009
Publisher: CSIR
Abstract:  Diabetes and hypertension are becoming an important vital public health problem worlwide. These are non-communicable diseases. Various factors like increasing expectancy of life, improvement in the availability and accessibility of health services are increasing in India. A total number of 2588 male subjects aged between 15-54 years of Bareilly district (U.P.) were included in our study. Maximum 850 male subject (32.8%) were found in 35-44 year of age group while 219 males (8.4%) were found to be minimum in number of 15-24 years of age group. Highest number of 278 diabetic (10.7%) and 238 hypertensive (9.2%) were found in 45-54 of age group while least number of diabetics (16=0.6%) and hypertensive (23=0.9%) were found in 15-24 years of age group. There were 442 diabetics (72.4%) and 354 hypertensive (54.7%) which were reported as obese and 133 (22.1%) and 442 (68.2%) of them had family history for obesity and hypertension respectively. A number of 344 diabetics (56.4%) and 262 hypertensive males (40.4%) were reported as smokers while 282 diabetics (46.2%) and 366 hypertensive (56.5%) were found in stress. Thus the prevalence of diabetes and hypertension and their host risk factors were found to be high among male subjects in the population studies at Bareilly (U.P.).
Page(s): 182-185
ISSN: 0975-2412 (Online); 0771-7706 (Print)
Source:BVAAP Vol.17(2) [December 2009]

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