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Indian Journal of Forensic and Community Medicine


A Cross-sectional study of awareness and treatment seeking behaviour of hypertensive people of rural and urban area of Agra District


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Author Details: Sujan Singh, Kajal Srivastava, S. K. Misra, S. C. Gupta, S.K.Kaushal

Volume : 4

Issue : 4

Online ISSN : 2394-6776

Print ISSN : 2394-6768

Article First Page : 250

Article End Page : 254


Abstract

This study was a part of broad cross-sectional study conducted in Agra District. Descriptive study was used to assess the awareness, treatment seeking behaviour and control of hypertension among study population. The results reveal that overall prevalence of hypertension was 36.42% only 35.66% of the total hypertensive persons were aware of their hypertension status, and only 50.76% of them were on medication. Of those treated, 89.06% had controlled hypertension. The study concludes that undiagnosed hypertension is significant. Awareness, treatment and control of hypertension are not up to the mark. As we all know hypertension is fatal in long term so its complete awareness and control is essential for the benefit of not only for a individual but for whole society.