Journal article

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

Abstract

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..

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