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Covariates of elevated blood pressure in young adults : a cross-sectional study in East Coast Malaysia

Wan Omar, Wan Fatein Nabeila and Musa, Ramli and Ab Rahman, Jamalludin and Mohd Shah, Azarisman Shah and A.Talib, Norlelawati and Mohd. Shah, Aida Nur Sharini and Aung, Sithu and Abdullah, Aszrin (2018) Covariates of elevated blood pressure in young adults : a cross-sectional study in East Coast Malaysia. In: The 8th International Conference on Postgraduate Education 2018, 3rd-4th December 2018, Kuala Terengganu, Terengganu. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Introduction: Elevated blood pressure, which includes prehypertension and hypertension, have been found to be high among young adults. However, diagnosis in this age group is often delayed and intervention is suboptimal. Methods and materials: A cross- sectional study involving 240 adults was conducted in Kuantan via purposive sampling according to the blood pressure categories. Eighty subjects were each recruited for normotension, prehypertension and newly-diagnosed hypertension groups respectively. Blood pressure parameters, anthropometry and blood were taken for biochemical profile. Bivariable association were analysed using Pearson/Spearman correlation test. Significant variables were then tested via multivariate linear regression. Results: Age, body mass index, waist circumference, creatinine, fasting blood glucose and dyslipidaemia were all found to be positively associated with blood pressure, indicating its significant association with metabolic derangement. In multivariate analyses, age, body mass index and triglycerides were found to be significant covariates of blood pressure elevation. Conclusion: Our data suggests that significant covariates of elevated blood pressure in young adults were age, body mass index and triglycerides.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Slide Presentation)
Additional Information: 7963/82002
Uncontrolled Keywords: Covariates, elevated blood pressure, young adults, metabolic derangement
Subjects: Q Science > QP Physiology
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA644.3 Public Health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine - Chronic and Noninfectious Diseases and Public Health
R Medicine > RC Internal medicine
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Medicine > Department of Basic Medical
Kulliyyah of Medicine > Department of Community Health & Family Medicine
Kulliyyah of Medicine > Department of Psychiatry
Kulliyyah of Medicine > Department of Pathology & Lab Medicine
Centre for Malay World & Islamic Civilisation
Depositing User: Dr Wan Fatein Nabeila Wan Omar
Date Deposited: 27 Oct 2020 08:07
Last Modified: 27 Oct 2020 08:07
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/82002

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