Awareness and control of hypertension in Bangladesh: Follow-up of a hypertensive cohort

Dewan Shamsul Alam, Muhammad Ashique Haider Chowdhury, Ali Tanweer Siddiquee, Shyfuddin Ahmed, Louis Niessen

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Objectives: To assess the effect of awareness and advice to seek care on blood pressure (BP) control among patients with hypertension in Bangladesh. Design: Longitudinal study. Setting: The study was carried out in icddr,b surveillance sites at rural Matlab in Chandpur district and semi-urban Kamalapur in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Participants: Randomly selected men and non-pregnant women aged 20 years or older without any acute illness or history of any vascular events such as stroke or acute myocardial infarction. Main outcome measure: Hypertension was defined as systolic BP (SBP) ≥140 and/or diastolic BP (DBP) ≥90 mm Hg or as self-reported hypertension under medication. We advised patients to seek care from a qualified provider and to adopt a healthy lifestyle. We compared changes in BP from baseline to follow-up at around 6 months. Results: Overall, 17.1% (n=287) of participants had hypertension at baseline with significantly higher prevalence in the semi-urban than in the rural population (23.6% vs 10.8%; p

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article numbere004983
JournalBMJ Open
Volume4
Issue number12
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StatePublished - Jan 1 2015

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Bangladesh
Blood Pressure
Hypertension
Rural Population
Blood Vessels
Longitudinal Studies
Stroke
Myocardial Infarction
Outcome Assessment (Health Care)

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Awareness and control of hypertension in Bangladesh : Follow-up of a hypertensive cohort. / Alam, Dewan Shamsul; Chowdhury, Muhammad Ashique Haider; Siddiquee, Ali Tanweer; Ahmed, Shyfuddin; Niessen, Louis.

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Alam, Dewan Shamsul ; Chowdhury, Muhammad Ashique Haider ; Siddiquee, Ali Tanweer ; Ahmed, Shyfuddin ; Niessen, Louis. / Awareness and control of hypertension in Bangladesh : Follow-up of a hypertensive cohort. In: BMJ Open. 2015 ; Vol. 4, No. 12.
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