Dominant hypertension factors of adolescents in West Java, Indonesia

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Abstract

Adolescents are susceptible to degenerative diseases such as hypertension. The hypertension prevalence of the adolescents in West Java, Indonesia is 10.5%, which exceeds the national prevalence of 8.7%. This crosssectional study was conducted in 2018 in West Java, Indonesia, and involved 152 students selected using a simple random sampling technique. The data was analyzed using chi-squared and logistic regression tests, and the results revealed that 11.8% of the students exhibited hypertension. Moreover, the significantly related factors included the sex, body mass index/age, and sleeping duration, while the sex of the students most dominantly influenced the hypertension rate (p=0.021, odds ratio=8.9). Based on these results, adolescents in Indonesia should undergo regular blood pressure checks, and they should be encouraged to eat more balanced diets, while reducing fatty foods, in order to reduce their risks of high blood pressure and obesity.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)997-1002
Number of pages6
JournalIndian Journal of Public Health Research and Development
Volume10
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2019

Keywords

  • Age
  • Blood pressure
  • Body mass index
  • Sex
  • Sleeping duration

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