Prevalence of Pre-Hypertension in Migrant Worker Population


Affiliations

  • Medical College, Hospital and Research Centre, Dr. Vasantrao Pawar, Medical College, Hospital and Research Centre, Adgaon,Nashik, Maharashtra, 422207, India
  • Senior Lecturer Discipline of Molecular and Cellular Pathology, School of Biomedical Sciences,University of Queensland, Herston, Australia
  • Department of Organon, Homeopathy Medical College, Nashik, Maharashtra, 422002, India
  • Central Research Lab, Dr. Vasantrao Pawar, Medical College, Hospital and Research Centre, Adgaon, Nashik, Maharashtra, Adgaon, Nashik, India

Abstract

Aim: To determine prevalence of Pre-hypertension in migrant worker population. Methods and Materials: An observational study were conducted on migrant workers from various types of working sites like construction, hotels and restaurants, industry in municipal limits of Nashik. Study Duration was six months with estimated sample size 1000. Body weight, height and blood pressure were recorded. Result: Of the 959 migrant workers (male and female) 809 (84.35%) belonged to 10-40 years age group, in which 22 % was female. We found that 30% of total population was overweight (BMI more than 25) and 63% workers are having abnormal blood pressure. The overall prevalence of hypertension in migrant population was 18.44%. 27% migrant populations were pre-hypertensive while 8% have Stage I Hypertension and 1% of total have Stage II hypertension. Conclusion: The prevalence of pre hypertension in migrant worker population was higher than prevalence in general population.

Keywords

Migrant workers, Prehypertention, BMI

Subject Collection

India; west India; Maharashtra; Nashik

Subject Discipline

Medicine; Physiology; Cardiology; community medicine

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