Journal of

Hypertension and ManagementISSN: 2474-3690


 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2474-3690/1510047

Association of Race and Peripheral Artery Disease: The Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) Cohort

Ericha G Franey, PhD, MPH, Donna Kritz-Silverstein, PhD, Erin L Richard, MPH, John E Alcaraz, PhD, Caroline M Nievergelt, PhD, Richard A Shaffer, PhD and Vibha Bhatnagar, MD

Article Type: Original Article | First Published: April 24, 2020

This cross-sectional study included 11,992 Black or White participants from the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) cohort with PON genotyping. Ankle brachial index (ABI) was measured at baseline (1987-1989); PAD was defined as ABI < 0.90. Data also included demographic, health and behavioral information. Logistic regression was used to evaluate the association between race and PAD after adjustment for age, gender, BMI, education, smoking, high cholesterol, hypertension and diabetes. The ...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2474-3690/1510046

Prevalence of Hypertension among Rural Adults and Availability of Management Services in a Nigeria Community

Ojima Zechariah Wada, David B Olawade, Temitope D Afolalu, Awe O Oluwatofarati and Iyanuoluwa G Akinwalere

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: April 11, 2020

With over a billion people across the globe living with hypertension and over a tenth of the global annual mortality being attributed to hypertension, it is no surprise why this disease is of great public health concern. In the bid to reduce the prevalence of hypertension by 25% by the year 2025, recent data about the current prevalence and disparities in health intervention is required. This study provides relevant information about the prevalence of hypertension in a distant rural community in...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2474-3690/1510045

Opportunistic Screening for Hypertension, Overweight and Obesity among Companions of Patients Attending the Family Medicine Clinic of a Nigerian Tertiary Hospital

Oyeyemi Olaniran, Olayinka O Ogunleye and Funke Ojomu

Article Type: Cross Sectional Study | First Published: January 09, 2020

Current evidence reveals that the prevalence of hypertension and obesity is rising, and health care providers have the responsibility to treat a fast-growing population of individuals with these diseases. Health providers focus interventions on their patients, while ignoring the burden of non-communicable diseases in family members. Patients, particularly those with chronic diseases, often come accompanied to clinic visits by caregivers, family members or paid employees. This presents an...

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