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Table 4 Prevalence of raised blood pressure

From: Designing a comprehensive Non-Communicable Diseases (NCD) programme for hypertension and diabetes at primary health care level: evidence and experience from urban Karnataka, South India

Category Total Gender break up Age break up
    Men Women P 18 to 34 y 35 to 49 y 50 y and above P
  No % N % n %   n % N % n %  
Total individuals assessed 32,568 99.91 15,588 47.86 16,980 52.14   14,819 45.50 10,459 32.11 7290 22.38  
High blood pressure detected through screening testa (newly detected) 4207 12.92 2168 13.91 2039 12.01 < 0.001 865 5.84 1702 16.3 1640 22.50 < 0.001
High blood pressure previously detected (confirmed hypertensives) 2126 6.52 865 5.54 1261 7.42 < 0.001 36 0.24 508 4.85 1582 21.67 < 0.001
Total 6333 19.43 3033 19.44 3300 19.42 0.95 901 6.08 2210 21.1 3222 44.14 < 0.001
  1. aNote: Screening test used systolic blood pressure above 140 and diastolic blood pressure above 90 mmHg as per national guidelines