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Prehypertension and associated factors among university students in the Philippines

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dc.date.accessioned 2014-06-13 en
dc.date.accessioned 2020-02-19T18:45:43Z
dc.date.available 2020-02-19T18:45:43Z
dc.date.issued 2015-08-25 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/2443
dc.description.abstract Prehypertension is a new category of blood pressure, and is considered a cardiovascular risk factor. The aim of this study was to estimate the prevalence of prehypertension and its associated factors in young adults in the Philippines. Undergraduate university students from all areas of study in the University of the Philippines-Visayas were invited to participate. Prehypertension was defined as systolic blood pressure between 120 and 139 mm Hg and/or diastolic blood pressure between 80 and 89 mm Hg. Blood pressure, anthropometric, health behavior, and psychosocial stress variables were measured. A total of 754 university students were included in the analysis. Prehypertension prevalence was 13.9% (36.1% in men, 6.8% in women), and hypertension prevalence was 2.4%. The condition of prehypertension was associated with body mass index obesity, male gender, living off campus on their own, living with parents or guardians, and 19 years of age. One out of every 7 young adults presented with prehypertension. This condition is associated with established risk factors. en
dc.format.medium Print en
dc.publisher De Gruyter en
dc.subject HYPERTENSION en
dc.subject UNIVERSITY STUDENTS en
dc.subject OBESITY en
dc.subject PHILLIPINES en
dc.subject HEALTH en
dc.title Prehypertension and associated factors among university students in the Philippines en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.description.version Y en
dc.ProjectNumber N/A en
dc.Volume 26(2) en
dc.BudgetYear 2014/15 en
dc.ResearchGroup HIV/AIDS, STIs and TB en
dc.SourceTitle International Journal of Adolescent Medicine and Health en
dc.PlaceOfPublication Berlin, Germany en
dc.ArchiveNumber 8211 en
dc.PageNumber 245-252 en
dc.outputnumber 6920 en
dc.bibliographictitle Pengpid, S., Peltzer, K. & Ferrer, A.J.G. (2014) Prehypertension and associated factors among university students in the Philippines. <i>International Journal of Adolescent Medicine and Health</i>. 26(2):245-252. en
dc.publicationyear 2014 en
dc.contributor.author1 Pengpid, S. en
dc.contributor.author2 Peltzer, K. en
dc.contributor.author3 Ferrer, A.J.G. en


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