Sociodemographic factors in relation to hypertension prevalence, awareness, treatment and control in a multi-ethnic Asian population: a cross-sectional study
Seaw Jia X Liew, John Tayu Lee, Chuen Seng Tan, Choon Huat Gerald Koh, Rob Van Dam, Falk Mueller-Riemenschneider
BMJ OPEN | BMJ PUBLISHING GROUP | Published : 2019
OBJECTIVES: Literature suggested that multi-ethnic Western populations experienced differential hypertension outcomes, but evidence is limited in Asia. This study was aimed to determine sociodemographic correlates of hypertension and its awareness, treatment and control among a multi-ethnic Asian population living in Singapore. SETTING: We used cross-sectional data of participants from the Multi-Ethnic Cohort (MEC) (n=14 530) recruited in Singapore between 2004 and 2010. PARTICIPANTS: Participants who completed questionnaire and attended health examination, without cardiovascular diseases, cancer, stroke, renal failure, asthma and mental illnesses were included in the study. Multivariable lo..View full abstract
Awarded by Biomedical Research Council
Awarded by National Medical Research Council
Awarded by National Research Foundation (through the Biomedical Research Council)
The MEC study was supported by the Biomedical Research Council (grant 03/1/27/18/216), National Medical Research Council (grant 0838/2004), National Research Foundation (through the Biomedical Research Council, grants 05/1/21/19/425 and 11/1/21/19/678) and the Ministry of Health, Singapore.