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The Frequency of Hypertension and Pre-hypertension Among Adults in the Hohoe Municipality of Ghana

@inproceedings{Solomon2017TheFO,
  title={The Frequency of Hypertension and Pre-hypertension Among Adults in the Hohoe Municipality of Ghana},
  author={Incoom Solomon and Martin Adjuik and Wisdom Kwami Takramah and Wisdom Kudzo Axame and Richard Afriyie Owusu and Phyllis Atta Parbey and Mohammed Takase and Elvis Enowbeyang Tarkang and Margaret Kweku},
  year={2017}
}
Method: A population-based cross-sectional study involving 350 adults was used. Information was obtained on background characteristics and risk factors of HPT defined as a systolic BP≥140 mmHg and/or a diastolic BP≥ 90 mmHg. Anthropometric indices and blood pressure were measured following standard procedures. Chi-square and binary logistic regression were used to determine associations between independent variables and hypertension. 

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