International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

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Research Paper | Nursing | Saudi Arabia | Volume 6 Issue 1, January 2017


Hypertension among Faculty Members of Health Sciences College at South Saudi Arabia: Prevalence and Risk Factors

Mohammad Nazzal. Alshloul, Abdullah Mousa. Khamaiseh


Abstract: Background Essential Hypertension is a challenge for public health professionals all over the world. The aims of the present study were to determine the prevalence of hypertension among faculty members of private College and to investigate risks factors. Methods A cross-sectional study was conducted in a private College- Saudi Arabia. The sample size was 115 members. The participants were asked to complete a self-reported questionnaire. Results Both systolic and diastolic hypertension were significantly associated with gender and educational level (p<.05). Systolic hypertension was significantly associated with age groups while diastolic hypertension was significantly associated with marital status (p<.05). More than two-third (69.6 %) subjects were overweight or obese. Hypertension was detected in 39.2 % of participants, and obesity in 30.4 %. Conclusions Factors associated with hypertension were male gender, educational level, and older age group. This study highlighted the needs for more studies to detect hypertension and explore other risk factors.


Keywords: Prevalence, Essential Hypertension, Risk factors, Abha


Edition: Volume 6 Issue 1, January 2017,


Pages: 145 - 150


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Mohammad Nazzal. Alshloul, Abdullah Mousa. Khamaiseh, "Hypertension among Faculty Members of Health Sciences College at South Saudi Arabia: Prevalence and Risk Factors", International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR), https://www.ijsr.net/get_abstract.php?paper_id=ART20163944, Volume 6 Issue 1, January 2017, 145 - 150

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