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Prevalence and Possible Risk Factors of Hypertension in Harmons, Jamaica

The rural community of Harmons, Manchester, Jamaica has a high prevalence of hypertension. Correlation was found between certain health history markers and blood pressure measurements. This research serves as a basis for future research and health related work in this rural community.


Objective: To determine the prevalence and possible risk factors of hypertension in the rural community of Harmons, Manchester, Jamaica.

Methods: The present study was conducted in Harmons over the span of one week. Community wide blood pressure measurements and health history data were recorded by an investigational team. Basic anthropometric data were also collected. Statistical and descriptive analyses were performed on collected data.

15 Jun, 2018
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e-Published: 27 Feb, 2019


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