Prehypertension , Hypertension and Associated Cardiovascular Risk Factors among Adult Congolese Urban Dwellers : Results of the Vitaraa Study

@inproceedings{Bayauli2014PrehypertensionH,
  title={Prehypertension , Hypertension and Associated Cardiovascular Risk Factors among Adult Congolese Urban Dwellers : Results of the Vitaraa Study},
  author={Mwasa Pascal Bayauli and Jean-Ren{\'e} M’Buyamba-Kayamba and Daniel Lemogoum and Robert Fagard and Jean Paul Degaute and Mpandamadi Symphorien Ditu and Bompeka François Lepira and Jean-Ren{\'e} M’Buyamba-Kabangu},
  year={2014}
}
Objective: To assess the prevalence of prehypertension and hypertension, their determinants and associated cardiovascular risk factors in Congolese urban dwellers. Methods: From July 2007 to March 2008, we collected information on lifestyle habits, medical history and anthropometric data in 1292 household members of Adoula Quarter, Kinshasa, aged 20 years or more, 731 women (56.6%). We obtained measurements of BP, blood glucose, serum lipids and qualitative proteinuria. We defined blood… CONTINUE READING