75% of patients in India have uncontrolled hypertension, high risk of heart disease: Study

Researchers from the National Center for Disease Control, New Delhi, and Boston University School of Public Health, USA, conducted a detailed review of 51 studies published after 2001.

PKBnews India Edited by: Nilesh Kumar

Updated: November 28, 2022, 7:01 PM IST

Less than a quarter of hypertensive patients in India have their blood pressure under control. This information has emerged in a study published in the research journal ‘The Lancet Regional Health’. High blood pressure is an important factor in heart disease, which is one of the leading causes of premature death.

Researchers from the National Center for Disease Control, New Delhi and the Boston University School of Public Health in the US conducted a detailed review of 51 studies published since 2001.  Based on this, the control rate of hypertension in India has been found.

Researchers from the National Center for Disease Control, New Delhi and the Boston University School of Public Health in the US conducted a detailed review of 51 studies published since 2001. Based on this, the control rate of hypertension in India has been found.

The researchers found that in 21 studies (41 percent), men had the worst rate of hypertension control compared to women.  Six studies (12 percent) found poor control rates in rural patients.

The researchers found that in 21 studies (41 percent), men had the worst rate of hypertension control compared to women. Six studies (12 percent) found poor control rates in rural patients.

The author of this study said, "Between 2016-2020, less than a quarter of hypertension patients in India had their blood pressure under control.  However, control rates have improved over the past few years."

“Less than a quarter of hypertensive patients in India had their blood pressure under control during 2016-2020. However, control rates have improved over the past few years,” said the authors of this research study.

Achieving better control rates of high blood pressure is critical to reducing heart disease deaths, researchers say.  Because hypertension is one of the leading causes of death in India.

Achieving better control rates of high blood pressure is critical to reducing heart disease deaths, researchers say. Because hypertension is one of the leading causes of death in India.


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