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Prevalence of Undiagnosed Hypertension and Associated Factors among Residents in Gulele Sub-City, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia | OMICS International| Abstract
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Journal of Community Medicine & Health Education
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  • Research Article   
  • J Community Med Health Educ 2018, Vol 8(1): 590
  • DOI: 10.4172/2161-0711.1000590

Prevalence of Undiagnosed Hypertension and Associated Factors among Residents in Gulele Sub-City, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Getachew F1*, Dirar A2 and Solomon D3
1Department of Public Health, Addis Ababa Medical and Business College, , Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
2Department of Population and Family Health, Institute of Health, Jimma University, Jimma, Ethiopia
3Department of Medicine, Mada Walabu University, Robe, Ethiopia
*Corresponding Author : Getachew F, Department of Public Health, Addis Ababa Medical and Business College, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Tel: +251-911060378, Email: [email protected]

Received Date: Jan 17, 2018 / Accepted Date: Feb 19, 2018 / Published Date: Feb 21, 2018

Abstract

Background: Non-communicable diseases are the major contributors of morbidity and mortality in the elderly estimating the prevalence of hypertension and studying the health seeking behavior is important.
Objective: To assess undiagnosed hypertension and associated factor in Gulele Sub City, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Methods: A cross-sectional study was conducted on 422 adults from April to May 2017. Data was collected by using pre-tested, structured questionnaire. The data collected was analyzed using SPSS version 20.00 statistical software. Multivariable logistic regression was used to identify independent variables.
Result: The prevalence of undiagnosed Hypertension in our finding was 13.25%. Most of the respondents 249 (69.75%) know about what hypertension mean. In this study age, occupation, marital status, dietary practices were significantly associated undiagnosed hypertension.
Conclusion: Undiagnosed hypertension was found to be prevalent in the community. The study concluded that the there is a need for increasing awareness towards health seeking behavior to prevent undiagnosed hypertension.

Keywords: Hypertension; Community; Myocardial infarction

Citation: Getachew F, Dirar A, Solomon D (2018) Prevalence of Undiagnosed Hypertension and Associated Factors among Residents in Gulele Sub-City, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. J Community Med Health Educ 8: 590. Doi: 10.4172/2161-0711.1000590

Copyright: © 2018 Getachew F, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

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