Prevalência de hipertensão arterial em adultos e fatores associados: Um estudo de base populacional urbana em pelotas, Rio Grande do Sul, Brasil

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Objective: To determine hypertension prevalence and its associated risk factors. Methods: A cross-sectional, population-based study of people ages 20 to 69 living in the urban area of Pelotas, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, was conducted. The dependent variable systemic hypertension was defined as blood pressure ≥ 160 x 95 mm Hg (average of two readings) or current use of antihypertensive drugs. Results: Among the 1,968 subjects enrolled in the study, hypertension prevalence was 23.6% (95% CI 21.6 to 25.3). A Poisson regression model was used to control confounding factors effects. The following variables remained statistically significant in the final model: family income, age, skin color, gender, family history of hypertension, extra salt intake, and body mass index. Conclusion: Compared with a similar study undertaken in 1992, hypertension prevalence increased, particularly in the younger groups.

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Da Costa, J. S. D., Barcellos, F. C., Sclowitz, M. L., Sclowitz, I. K. T., Castanheira, M., Olinto, M. T. A., … Fuchs, S. C. (2007). Prevalência de hipertensão arterial em adultos e fatores associados: Um estudo de base populacional urbana em pelotas, Rio Grande do Sul, Brasil. Arquivos Brasileiros de Cardiologia, 88(1), 54–59. https://doi.org/10.1590/S0066-782X2007000100010

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