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Knowledge, Attitude and Practices Towards Risk Factors for Hypertension in Kinondoni Municipality, Dar es Salaam

Mlunde, L. (2007) Knowledge, Attitude and Practices Towards Risk Factors for Hypertension in Kinondoni Municipality, Dar es Salaam. Dar es Salaam Medical Students Journal. ISSN 0856-7212

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Abstract

To assess the people’s knowledge, attitudes and practices towards risk factors for hypertension in Kinondoni Municipality. Cross sectional descriptive study. Kimara and Mbezi Luisi wards in Kinondoni Municipality. Adults aged 18 years and above, residents of Kinondoni Municipality at Kimara or Mbezi Luisi. The number of people included in the study was 318. More than half of the study population (66.80%) had knowledge on hypertension but only 19.75% had knowledge on risk factors for hypertension. The common risk factors known were consumption of fatty food and stress. People who reported to be doing physical exercises were 52.35%, smoking 9.54% and drinking alcohol 29.56%. Many people have heard about hypertension but only a few know its risk factors. It is necessary to provide education to people so that they can avoid the risk factors hence reduce the Aprevalence of pertension

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Hypertension, Fatty food and stress, Blood pressure
Subjects: Health Systems > Community Health
Divisions: Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences (MUHAS)
Depositing User: Mr Joseph Madata
Date Deposited: 23 Feb 2015 09:41
Last Modified: 23 Feb 2015 09:41
URI: http://ihi.eprints.org/id/eprint/3134

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