PREVALENCE OF RISK FACTORS OF HYPERTENSION AMONG MEDIA WORKERS IN SELECTED MEDIA HOUSES IN GREATER ACCRA REGION, GHANA

ABSTRACT

Microsoft Abigail Brago Ofosuhene1, 2,, Kenu1, E Afari1, F. Wurapa1, S. O. Sackey1, D. Ameme1, P. Nortey1. F. Anto1 1Ghana Field Epidemiology and Laboratory Training Program, School of Public Health, University of Ghana, Legon. 2Ghana Health Service, Accra, Ghana. Background: World Health Organization (WHO) define hypertension as a systolic blood pressure (BP) equal or above 140mmHg and/or diastolic BP equal to or above 90mmHg. Hypertension is a dominant risk factor of cardiovascular diseases and accounts for 7.1 million deaths globally (WHO, 2009). An estimated 1.1 billion people have raised blood pressure globally. In Ghana, hypertension was the 4th cause of Outpatient Mortality in 2016. It is a major risk factor for many non-communicable diseases. The study aims at assessing the risk factors of hypertension among media workers. 

Method: This was a cross-sectional study that used multistage sampling procedure to select media workers in Greater Accra Region. Data collection was carried out during the month of May and June 2019. A self- administered questionnaire was used and data on demographic characteristics and modifiable risk factors collected. Blood pressure and other anthropometric measurements were also done. Venous blood sample (5ml) was also obtained from respondents for estimation of fasting blood sugar and fasting lipids. Demographics, lifestyle and anthropometric factors associated with high blood pressure were determined using Persons Chi-square test and logistic regression were used to calculate odds ratio and results with P

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APA

OFOSUHENE, A (2021). PREVALENCE OF RISK FACTORS OF HYPERTENSION AMONG MEDIA WORKERS IN SELECTED MEDIA HOUSES IN GREATER ACCRA REGION, GHANA. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/prevalence-of-risk-factors-of-hypertension-among-media-workers-in-selected-media-houses-in-greater-accra-region-ghana

MLA 8th

OFOSUHENE, ABIGAIL "PREVALENCE OF RISK FACTORS OF HYPERTENSION AMONG MEDIA WORKERS IN SELECTED MEDIA HOUSES IN GREATER ACCRA REGION, GHANA" Afribary. Afribary, 30 Mar. 2021, https://afribary.com/works/prevalence-of-risk-factors-of-hypertension-among-media-workers-in-selected-media-houses-in-greater-accra-region-ghana. Accessed 23 May. 2024.

MLA7

OFOSUHENE, ABIGAIL . "PREVALENCE OF RISK FACTORS OF HYPERTENSION AMONG MEDIA WORKERS IN SELECTED MEDIA HOUSES IN GREATER ACCRA REGION, GHANA". Afribary, Afribary, 30 Mar. 2021. Web. 23 May. 2024. < https://afribary.com/works/prevalence-of-risk-factors-of-hypertension-among-media-workers-in-selected-media-houses-in-greater-accra-region-ghana >.

Chicago

OFOSUHENE, ABIGAIL . "PREVALENCE OF RISK FACTORS OF HYPERTENSION AMONG MEDIA WORKERS IN SELECTED MEDIA HOUSES IN GREATER ACCRA REGION, GHANA" Afribary (2021). Accessed May 23, 2024. https://afribary.com/works/prevalence-of-risk-factors-of-hypertension-among-media-workers-in-selected-media-houses-in-greater-accra-region-ghana