[Prevalence of hypertension in El-Menia oasis, Algeria, and metabolic characteristics in population].

@article{Hamida2013PrevalenceOH,
  title={[Prevalence of hypertension in El-Menia oasis, Algeria, and metabolic characteristics in population].},
  author={Farah Hamida and M L Atif and Mohamed Temmar and Ahcene Chibane and Abdeldjallil Bezzaoucha and M-T Bouafia},
  journal={Annales de cardiologie et d'angeiologie},
  year={2013},
  volume={62 3},
  pages={172-8}
}
INTRODUCTION El-Menia is an oasis located in the middle of Algerian Sahara. The drinking water in this oasis has low sodium content. The objectives of this study were to estimate the prevalence of hypertension, to describe the metabolic characteristics of population study and to assess the factors associated with blood pressure levels. METHODS A cross sectional study was conducted in 2010. Subjects (n=722) were selected from individuals aged 40 years or older by random cluster sampling. Blood… CONTINUE READING
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