2018, VOL. 4 ISSUE 2, PART A
Hypertension is the most prevalent chronic disease, affecting more than 30% of adults aged 25 years worldwide. Descriptive Research Design was selected to study the stages of hypertension and anthropometric measurements. Random sampling method was used to take sample and 24 hour dietary recall method was used to take the dietary intake. Parentages were calculated for the categories of hypertension and BMI and mean was calculated for the average of dietary intake. It was found that Males ware more hypertension then female. Hypertensive patient (Male= 57.14%, Female= 42.85%) had stage 2 hypertensive as compared to other stage of hypertension.
Hypertension patients (Male= 57.38% Female= 57.16%) were overweight. The average intake of sodium and fat was more than RDA. It was concluded that high body mass index and high intake of fat and sodium were important risk factors which could be the contributors in the development of hypertension.