A STUDY OF AETIOLOGICAL FACTORS OF HYPERTENSION IN HOSPITALIZED PATIENTS FROM RURAL AREAS OF ABBOTTABAD

A.K. Saeed, M. Hussain, A. Rashid, S. Nawaz

Abstract


Abstract: Two hundred and fifty proven hypertensive patients from rural areas of
Abbottabad were selected for this study. The study was conducted at Civil Teaching
Hospital, Abbottabad. This study was conducted with the purpose to establish the
relationship of hypertension with age, sex, body weight, tobacco addiction, literacy
rate, serum cholesterol and kidney functions. Only 89 cases (35.6%) were traced to
have some apparent cause of hypertension. The aetiology of hypertension in rest of
the patients (64.4%) was unknown.

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