Prevalence and pattern of hypertension in a semiurban community in Nigeria.

@article{Adedoyin2008PrevalenceAP,
  title={Prevalence and pattern of hypertension in a semiurban community in Nigeria.},
  author={Rufus Adesoji Adedoyin and Chidozie Emmanuel Mbada and Michael Olabode Balogun and Tanimola Martins and Rasaaq Ayodele Adebayo and Anthony Olubunmi Akintomide and Patience Olayinka Akinwusi},
  journal={European journal of cardiovascular prevention and rehabilitation : official journal of the European Society of Cardiology, Working Groups on Epidemiology & Prevention and Cardiac Rehabilitation and Exercise Physiology},
  year={2008},
  volume={15 6},
  pages={683-7}
}
BACKGROUND Hypertension has been reported to be a major problem of the blacks. There is a paucity of studies, however, on community-based surveys on the prevalence and pattern of hypertension in Nigeria in the recent time. This study sought to investigate the prevalence and pattern of hypertension in the adult population living in the ancient semiurban community of Ile-Ife, southwest Nigeria. DESIGN AND METHODS Two thousand and ninety-seven adults of above 20 years of age were recruited into… CONTINUE READING

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