Some Risk Factors for Hypertension of Khmer People Aged From 25 to 64 Years in Tra Vinh Province, Viet NamTap Nguyen-Van1*, Binh Nguyen-Thanh1 and Huong Tran-Van2
- *Corresponding Author:
- A/Pr. Tap Nguyen-Van
MD, PhD, University of Medicine and
Pharmacy of Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Received Date: June 02, 2017; Accepted Date: June 09, 2017; Published Date: June 14, 2017
Citation: Nguyen-Van T, Nguyen-Thanh B, Tran-Van H (2017) Some Risk Factors for Hypertension of Khmer People Aged From 25 to 64 Years in Tra Vinh Province, Viet Nam. J Vasc Med Surg 5: 318. doi: 10.4172/2329-6925.1000318
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A cross-sectional study was conducted on 1,200 Khmer people aged 25-64 years living in Tra Vinh province to propotion of hypertension some related factors. 30 communes (clusters) were selected by probability proportional to size (PPS) method, evaluating their risk factors of coronary artery disease (CAD) in the next 10 years using Framingham scale in face-to-face interviews. Results showed that propotion of hypertension was 33.5%, inside, having 37.3% people don’t know that they are getting hypertension disease. About some risk factors: 83.6% of participants had diet with less fat, 26.2% had adequate fruit and vegetable consumption, 10.6% had less-salt diet, 85.2% were non-alcohol abuse, 62.5% were non-smokers and 79.3% had moderate physical activity. About coronary artery disease: 79.7% of respondents have low risk, 16.3% with moderate risk and 4.0% with high risk of CAD in the next 10 years according to Framingham scale. The risk increases proportionally to the age and higher among men than women.