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National Journal of Community Medicine

Original Article

Year: 2021 | Volume: 12 | Issue: 1 | Page No: 8-10

Trend of hypertension in Gujarat–Understanding the NFHS-4 and NFHS-5 Data

Author: Swati Patel1, Prakash Patel2

Affiliation:

1Statastician cum Assistant Professor, Department of Community Medicine, SMIMER, Surat

2Assistant Professor, Department of Community Medicine, SMIMER, Surat

Abstract:

Introduction: Several rounds of national health surveys have generated a vast amount of data in India since 1992. This article describes the key health information - hypertension from the National Family Health Survey (NFHS- 4 and 5) of Gujarat. The main aim of this article is to observe the prevalence of hypertension in Gujarat from NFHS-4 and 5 dataset. Methods: The study was secondary data analysis based on the data from NFHS 4 and NFHS 5. Results: NFHS 4 data illustrates the average prevalence of blood pressure to be 22.7% (for both men and women, total of all the three categories) in Gujarat. NFHS 5 data demonstrates the average prevalence of blood pressure to be 74.7% (for both men and women, total of all the three categories) in Gujarat. Conclusion: The prevalence of hypertension is slightly increasing or almost equal to same in all categories of hypertension in rural as compared to urban area of Gujarat.

Keywords: NFHS-4, NFHS-5, Hypertension

DOI: 10.5455/njcm.20210205081335


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