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Lifestyle factors associated with blood pressure control among those taking antihypertensive medication

Title
Lifestyle factors associated with blood pressure control among those taking antihypertensive medication
Authors
Ham O.K.Yang S.J.
Ewha Authors
양숙자
SCOPUS Author ID
양숙자scopus
Issue Date
2011
Journal Title
Asia-Pacific Journal of Public Health
ISSN
1010-5395JCR Link
Citation
vol. 23, no. 4, pp. 485 - 495
Indexed
SCIE; SSCI; SCOPUS WOS scopus
Abstract
The purpose of this study was to explore the relations between lifestyle factors and blood pressure (BP) control among patients with hypertension who were regularly taking antihypertensive medication as prescribed. From the 2005 Korean National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey data, the 690 individuals diagnosed with hypertension who were regularly taking antihypertensive medication were identified. Slightly more than half of the patients (54.3%) had their BP under control. Younger patients, those having one or more comorbidities and those performing physical activity at least 4 days a week were more likely to have their BP under control, while overweight patients, heavy alcohol drinkers, and those with mild to very severe stress had lower rates of BP control. The study results suggested that to reduce uncontrolled BP, public health efforts should target old and overweight patients and those with unhealthy lifestyles including heavy alcohol drinking, stress, and lack of physical activity. © 2011 Asia-Pacific Journal of Public Health.
DOI
10.1177/1010539509347941
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