International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

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Research Paper | Hematology | Albania | Volume 5 Issue 4, April 2016


Prevalence of Anemia & Hypertension their Impact in Elderly People

Maranaj Marku, Kiri Zallari


Abstract: The aim of our study was to estimate the prevalence of anemia and hypertension among elder persons. We have analyzed medical record reviews of 500 elderly persons (293 men and 207 women) presented in primary care physicians from January 2012- December 2014 in Shkoder district. Records data collected from a standardized questionnaire were calculated by SPSS version 19. In our study the prevalence of two diseases anemia and hypertension in elderly person resulted 18.6 % and 46.2 % respectively. The average age was 71.89, with minimum age 65 and maximum 95 years old, Std deviation 11.5. The prevalence of anemia was higher to women compared to men 10.2 % and 8.4 % respectively but in other hand prevalence of hypertension was higher to men compared to women 25 % % and 21.2 % respectively. The presence of anemia was independently associated with an increased risk of hypertension 95 % CI p value >0.05. Conclusion The prevalence of anemia and high blood pressure among elderly of Shkodr district is high with a major problem with impacts on social and economic development of our life. We think this is result living in difficult financial conditions and constant stress due to the difficulty at life. More life style factors are significantly associated with anemia and hypertension. So there is an urgent need for calls attention to the elderly.


Keywords: Anemia, hypertension, elderly, Shkodr


Edition: Volume 5 Issue 4, April 2016,


Pages: 40 - 44


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Maranaj Marku, Kiri Zallari, "Prevalence of Anemia & Hypertension their Impact in Elderly People", International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR), https://www.ijsr.net/get_abstract.php?paper_id=NOV162048, Volume 5 Issue 4, April 2016, 40 - 44

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