May Measurement Month 2018: an analysis of blood pressure screening results from Nepal.
Tara Ballav Adhikari, Harikrishna Bhattarai, Kamal Ranabhat, Pratik Khanal, Shiva Raj Mishra, Sweta Koirala, Sadhna Pandey, Surya Devkota, Milan Gairhe, Bimala Dhamala, Pabitra Babu Soti, Sandip Paudel, Gunaraj Lohani, Bhagawan Koirala, Thomas Beaney, Anca Chis Ster, Neil R Poulter, Dinesh Neupane
European Heart Journal Supplements | Published : 2020
Raised blood pressure (BP) is a leading risk factor for mortality globally and in Nepal. May Measurement Month (MMM) is a global initiative aimed at screening for hypertension and raising awareness on high BP worldwide. This study provides the results of the 2018 MMM (MMM18) in Nepal. An opportunistic cross-sectional survey of volunteers aged ≥18 years was carried out in May 2018 nationwide. The standard MMM protocol was followed for BP measurement, the definition of hypertension, and statistical analysis. The campaign was publicized through various social media for recruiting volunteers and inviting participation. A total of 15 561 (58.7% male) from 35 districts of Nepal were screened in MM..View full abstract