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May Measurement Month 2017 blood pressure screening: findings from Malaysia—South-East Asia and Australasia

Chia, Yook-Chin and Ching, Siew Mooi and Chew, Bee Nah and Devaraj, Navin Kumar and Mohd Yusof, Siti Suhaila and Tay, Chai Lee and Kang, Pei San and Lee, Kar Mun Verna and Kong, Sie Zin and Teoh, See Wie and Jamani, Nurjasmine Aida and Poulter, Neil R. and Beaney, Thomas and Xia, Xin (2019) May Measurement Month 2017 blood pressure screening: findings from Malaysia—South-East Asia and Australasia. European Heart Journal Supplements, 21 (Supplement D). D77-D79. ISSN 1520-765X E-ISSN 1554-2815

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Elevated blood pressure (BP) is a growing burden worldwide, leading to over 10 million deaths each year. However there are still many individuals, particularly in many countries in Asia, who have poor BP control. In Malaysia, less than two-fifths have achieved BP control. We participated in BP screening in Malaysia in conjunc- tion with the May Measurement Month 2017 (MMM17), a global initiative by the International Society of Hypertension (ISH) aimed at screening more individuals for earlier detection of hypertension. A nationwide screening of adults aged 18 was carried out through health campaigns at clinics, hospitals, during family day events, and charity runs from 1 April 2017 to 31 May 2017 in 42 centres. We used the detailed protocol provided by ISH for data collection. A total of 4116 individuals were screened during MMM17. After multiple imputation, 32.4% (n1⁄41317/4059) had hypertension. Out of this, 63.9% (842/1317) of those with hypertension were on treatment. Of individuals receiving antihypertensive medication with an imputed BP, 59.5% (n1⁄4496/834) of them had controlled BP. MMM17 was the largest organized BP screening campaign undertaken by health profes- sionals in Malaysia. This study identified that 32.4% of screened individuals had hypertension and 59.5% individu- als with treated hypertension had achieved BP control.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 5696/71976
Uncontrolled Keywords: blood pressure, Malaysia, South-East Asia, Australasia
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Medicine
Kulliyyah of Medicine > Department of Family Medicine (Effective: 1st January 2011)
Depositing User: Dr Nurjasmine Aida Jamani
Date Deposited: 06 May 2019 13:14
Last Modified: 01 Apr 2020 06:12
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/71976

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