Prevalence, awareness, treatment and control of hypertension in Nepal: data from nationally representative population-based cross-sectional study.
Suresh Mehata, Nipun Shrestha, Ranju Mehta, Abhinav Vaidya, Lal Bahadur Rawal, Navaraj Bhattarai, Shiva Raj Mishra
Journal of Hypertension | Published : 2018
BACKGROUND: Previous studies in Nepal noted an alarming increase in prevalence of hypertension. However, these studies were geographically sparse and coverage of population, mostly limited to single site. The current study fills this gap by examining the current status of prevalence, awareness, treatment and control of hypertension, using recently collected population-based data. METHODS: We used the Nepal Demographic Health Survey 2016 data. Sample selection was based on stratified two-stage cluster sampling in rural areas and three stages in urban areas. Blood pressure was measured in all women and men aged 15 and above. RESULTS: A total of 13 598 participants: 5593 men and 8005 women aged..View full abstract