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PREVALENCE, RISK FACTORS AND SOCIO-DEMOGRAPHIC CHARACTERISTIC OF HYPERTENSION AMONG TRADERS IN SABO MARKET, SAGAMU, OGUN STATE NIGERIA

Hypertension is regarded as a major public health problem and it is a major threat to the health of the adults. This study examined the prevalence, risk factors and socio –demographic characteristics of hypertension among traders in Sabo market. A descriptive survey design was adopted for this study and a stratified sampling technique was used to select 100 traders in Sabo market,
Sagamu, Ogun state, Nigeria. A structured interview was administered and measurements of blood pressure, weight, height and body mass index (BMI) of participants were taken. Data collected were analysed using descriptive statistics, chi-square and regression analysis statistics at 0.05. The result revealed that the prevalence rate of hypertension is high and the common risk factors among participants include Family history of hypertension and Family history of diabetes mellitus or insipidus. Finally, socio-demographic characteristic, such as Age and Sex shows a level of significant with the prevalence of hypertension and identified age as a major predictor of hypertension. It is therefore recommended that, recreational facilities should be provided for the community to encourage people to involve in activities that can promote health

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