Prevalence and determinants of hypertension in rural and urban areas of southern Ethiopia.

@article{Giday2011PrevalenceAD,
  title={Prevalence and determinants of hypertension in rural and urban areas of southern Ethiopia.},
  author={Araya Giday and Belay Tadesse},
  journal={Ethiopian medical journal},
  year={2011},
  volume={49 2},
  pages={139-47}
}
BACKGROUND Hypertension is an important public health challenge in both economically developed and developing countries. OBJECTIVE To asses the magnitude of hypertension in rural and urban southern Ethiopia. PATIENTS AND METHODS A cross sectional survey was conducted on 979 study participants in Sidama Zone, South Ethiopia from November 1-30, 2008. Data were collected using a structured questionnaire and standardized procedures recommended by the WHO MONICA project for the measurement of… CONTINUE READING
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