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Ahmadi A, Hasanzadeh J, Rajaefard A. To Determine the Relative Factors on Hypertension in Kohrang, Chaharmahal & Bakhtiari Province, 2007. irje. 2008; 4 (2) :19-25
URL: http://irje.tums.ac.ir/article-1-141-en.html

1- , Ammadi@ skums.ac.ir
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Background & Objectives: Hypertension is one of the most prevalent and important risk factor of cardio-vascular diseases. The aim of this research was to determine relative factors on hypertension in Kohrang.
 Methods: This survey was a population – based case - control study. The study population consisted of 415 patient with hypertension (cases) and 415 controls without any history of cardiovascular and or cerebrovascular diseases & hypertension. A systematic random sampling was used. The chi-square test and conditional logistic regression model was used and the data were analyzed by STATA.
Results: Family history of hypertension, age over 60, no physical activity, bmi≥30 were calculated as risk factors with odds ratio: 2.33 (95% CI 1.58-3.47), 2.01(95% CI 1.24-2.67), 1.8 (95% CI 1.2-2.7), 1.66 (95% CI 1.32-2.07) respectively (p<0.05). Fish consumption, unsaturated fat consumption and literacy were considered as protective factors with an odds ratio: 0.516 (95% CI 0.35-0.69), 0.514 (95% CI 0.36-0.72), 0.28 (95% CI 0.17-0.45) respectively (p<0.01).
Conclusions: The findings of this study highlight to plan appropriate health promotion programmes by health policy makers.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: General
Received: 2008/01/20 | Accepted: 2008/11/1 | Published: 2013/09/18

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