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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/153712
Type:
Presentation
Title:
High Prevalence of Uncontrolled Hypertension and Cardiovascular Risk Factors
Abstract:
High Prevalence of Uncontrolled Hypertension and Cardiovascular Risk Factors
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2003
Conference Date:July 10-12, 2003
Author:Han, Hae-Ra
P.I. Institution Name:Johns Hopkins University
Co-Authors:Miyong T. Kim, Hyun Jeong Park, Gina M. Pistulka, Kim. B Kim
Objective: To describe the prevalence of uncontrolled hypertension (HTN) and other cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors in Korean American elderly (KAE) with HTN.<P> Design: Cross-sectional, descriptive.<P> Population, Sample, Setting, Years: Data on 146 hypertensive KAE ages 60 years or older were obtained from a larger sample (N=205) of an assessment study of CVD risk factors. The subsample was predominantly first-generation immigrants (99%) who could speak English little or none (97%). The majority were women (60%) with low education (< high school 59%) and low income (< $10,000/yr 61%). Data were collected between May and July in 1999 at the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions. Variables: HTN, CVD risk factors Methods: Inclusion criteria were the average of the last 2 of 3 BP measurements „d 140/90 mm Hg or current use of antihypertensive medication. Using face-to-face interviews, bilingual research assistants collected data. <P> Findings: While only 34% reported taking antihypertensive medication as compared to 53% in the 1991 to 1994 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES III), only 8% had controlled HTN (BP &lt; 140/90 mm Hg), a value which falls far short of 27% for the NHANES III. The prevalence rates of CVD risk factors in the KAE sample were: current smoking 8%, being overweight or obese (BMI „d 25 Kg/m2) 44%, not doing regular exercise (< mild to rigorous exercise 30 min/wk in the previous month) 74%, diabetes (serum glucose „d 126 mg/dL) 19%, total cholesterol (TC) „d 200 mg/dL 58%, HDL-C &lt; 35 mg/dL 16%, and TC/HDL &gt; 5 42%. <P> Conclusion: Uncontrolled HTN and the clustering of CVD risk factors are highly prevalent in this group of KAE with HTN. <P> Implication: There is an urgent need for culturally appropriate intervention programs designed to effectively modify CVD risk factors in this high risk, vulnerable population. <!--Abstract 13743 modified by 162.129.62.195 on 11-5-2002--></P></P></P></P></P>
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
10-Jul-2003
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleHigh Prevalence of Uncontrolled Hypertension and Cardiovascular Risk Factorsen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/153712-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">High Prevalence of Uncontrolled Hypertension and Cardiovascular Risk Factors</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2003</td></tr><tr class="item-conference-date"><td class="label">Conference Date:</td><td class="value">July 10-12, 2003</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Han, Hae-Ra</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Johns Hopkins University</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">hhan@son.jhmi.edu</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Miyong T. Kim, Hyun Jeong Park, Gina M. Pistulka, Kim. B Kim</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Objective: To describe the prevalence of uncontrolled hypertension (HTN) and other cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors in Korean American elderly (KAE) with HTN.&lt;P&gt; Design: Cross-sectional, descriptive.&lt;P&gt; Population, Sample, Setting, Years: Data on 146 hypertensive KAE ages 60 years or older were obtained from a larger sample (N=205) of an assessment study of CVD risk factors. The subsample was predominantly first-generation immigrants (99%) who could speak English little or none (97%). The majority were women (60%) with low education (&lt; high school 59%) and low income (&lt; $10,000/yr 61%). Data were collected between May and July in 1999 at the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions. Variables: HTN, CVD risk factors Methods: Inclusion criteria were the average of the last 2 of 3 BP measurements &bdquo;d 140/90 mm Hg or current use of antihypertensive medication. Using face-to-face interviews, bilingual research assistants collected data. &lt;P&gt; Findings: While only 34% reported taking antihypertensive medication as compared to 53% in the 1991 to 1994 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES III), only 8% had controlled HTN (BP &amp;lt; 140/90 mm Hg), a value which falls far short of 27% for the NHANES III. The prevalence rates of CVD risk factors in the KAE sample were: current smoking 8%, being overweight or obese (BMI &bdquo;d 25 Kg/m2) 44%, not doing regular exercise (&lt; mild to rigorous exercise 30 min/wk in the previous month) 74%, diabetes (serum glucose &bdquo;d 126 mg/dL) 19%, total cholesterol (TC) &bdquo;d 200 mg/dL 58%, HDL-C &amp;lt; 35 mg/dL 16%, and TC/HDL &amp;gt; 5 42%. &lt;P&gt; Conclusion: Uncontrolled HTN and the clustering of CVD risk factors are highly prevalent in this group of KAE with HTN. &lt;P&gt; Implication: There is an urgent need for culturally appropriate intervention programs designed to effectively modify CVD risk factors in this high risk, vulnerable population. &lt;!--Abstract 13743 modified by 162.129.62.195 on 11-5-2002--&gt;&lt;/P&gt;&lt;/P&gt;&lt;/P&gt;&lt;/P&gt;&lt;/P&gt;</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T12:27:45Z-
dc.date.issued2003-07-10en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T12:27:45Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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