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International Journal of Applied Research

Vol. 3, Issue 6, Part E (2017)

Correlation of sleep, exercise and food with hypertension in selected rural areas of Nellore: A cross sectional study

Author(s)
Katari Kantha and Arumugam Indira
Abstract
Background: Hypertension is a significant risk factor for cardiovascular disease (CVD). The majority of patients, however, cannot easily maintain a healthy blood pressure. Therefore, lifestyle modifications are important and may include getting enough sleep. The purpose of this study was to determine the relationship between sleep duration and hypertension.
Objective: The objective was to assess the sleep with hypertension among rural adults.
Methods: The participants in this cross-sectional study came from nine rural areas of Nellore. A total of 200 adults were randomly selected. Trained investigators administered a standard questionnaire to each participant during a face-to-face interview and carried out blood pressure monitoring.
Results: The results show that, out of 200 adults with regard to the category of the blood pressure 87 (43.50%) had optimal blood pressure, 60 (30.00%) had normal blood pressure, 39 (19.50%) had high normal blood pressure and 14(7.00%) had hypertension. The correlation coefficient value for sleep pattern and hypertension is 0.76 which states that there is a positive correlation between sleep pattern and hypertension. The correlation coefficient value for sleeping hours and hypertension is 0.36 which states that there is a positive correlation between sleeping hours and hypertension. The correlation coefficient value for exercise and hypertension is - 0.21 which states that there is a negative correlation between exercise and hypertension. The correlation coefficient value for amount of vegetables per day per person and hypertension is 0.68 which states that there is a positive correlation between amount of vegetables per day per person and hypertension. The correlation coefficient value for use of fast food and hypertension is -0.66 which states that there is a negative correlation between use of fast food and hypertension. The correlation coefficient value for hotel food and hypertension is - 0.79 which states that there is a negative correlation between hotel food and hypertension.
Conclusion: The hypertension is associated with the sleep pattern, use of fast food, and hotel food. but socioeconomic factors are also important.
Pages: 295-298  |  527 Views  19 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Katari Kantha and Arumugam Indira. Correlation of sleep, exercise and food with hypertension in selected rural areas of Nellore: A cross sectional study. International Journal of Applied Research. 2017; 3(6): 295-298.
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