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Awareness and Prevalence of Myocardial Infarction and Hypertension in General Population of Surat City

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Author(s): Snehal Gandhi, Nisarg Chaudhari, Rushik Bhuva, Kallol Mallick, Bipin Vasava

Journal: National Journal of Community Medicine
ISSN 0976-3325

Volume: 1;
Issue: 2;
Start page: 139;
Date: 2010;
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Keywords: Hypertension | urban area

ABSTRACT
The study used a cross-sectional survey, which was carried out in Surat population. The objective of this study was to examine the levels of awareness of myocardial infarction in Surat population. A total of 100 populations were randomly selected and were examined. From those, 100 (59 male and 41 female), 25–75 years of age, were included in the analysis. Every population was examined and questioner was filled in individual risks for myocardial infraction was assessed using self-reported information. In Surat, only a few years ago, there were very few data about hypertension prevalence and no data at all about hypertension awareness, treatment, and control. Therefore, the aim of the present study was to estimate the levels of prevalence, awareness, treatment, and control of hypertension in a general population.
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