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Demirci H.,Health Science University | Aydin U.,Health Science University | Ocakoglu G.,Uludag University | Kanat S.,Health Science University | Eniste K.,Sakarya Family Health Center
Turkish Nephrology, Dialysis and Transplantation Journal | Year: 2017

Objective: Hypertension and obesity threaten public health. Our aim was to study the prevalence of obesity and hypertension in our community and their relation to feeding habits. Material and Methods: This was a cross-sectional descriptive study and it was performed in the period of January 2014 - January 2015. A total of 1013 people living in the city center participated in the study. Relationships between body mass index values, blood pressure values, and feeding habits were analyzed. Results: In this sampling, the prevalence of obesity was 27.30%, and the prevalence of hypertension was 28.13%. Among patients with hypertension, 99 patients were newly diagnosed asymptomatic cases. Blood pressure control rate was 48.90% in patients with a history of hypertension. Conclusion: The relationship between obesity and hypertension is apparent. The control rate of hypertension was high but not satisfactory. There are still a large number of undiagnosed patients with hypertension in the community. Family physicians may begin to deal with this struggle by increasing awareness of these conditions.

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