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Vol. 10, Special Issue 8 (2021)

Effect of life style factors on hypertension among male government employees

Author(s):
Prusty T, Devadarshini C and Jena D
Abstract:
Now-a-days because of the busy and hectic schedules changed lifestyle is leading to non-communicable diseases. In the present study effect of lifestyle factors on hypertension among male employees was assessed during the year 2017-18. A total of 200 subjects, 50 members in each category (Class I, Class II, Class III and Class IV) belonging to various Government institutes in Bhubaneswar, Orissa were considered for study by a pre structured and pretested questionnaire. Results indicated that age, BMI, alcohol consumption, smoking habits, sleep pattern were risk factors of hypertension independently. Majority of the subjects in hypertension stage 1 and 2 were having sleeping disorders (sleeping hours <6 hour in a day). Fifty two per cent of the class I employees were smokers compared to class II, III and IV employees. The mean BMI of the class I employees was 26.19 kg/m², which was higher than the other groups. The alcohol consumption for the class I employees (56%) was remarkable higher than the class IV employees (36%). In conclusion, there was significant burden of hypertension in Class I employees than class II, III and IV.
Pages: 36-39  |  579 Views  157 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Prusty T, Devadarshini C and Jena D. Effect of life style factors on hypertension among male government employees. The Pharma Innovation Journal. 2021; 10(8S): 36-39.

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