Prevalence of Risk Factors of Hypertension among Media Workers in Selected Media Houses in Greater Accra Region, Ghana

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dc.contributor.author Ofosuhene, A. B.
dc.date.accessioned 2020-02-25T08:46:16Z
dc.date.available 2020-02-25T08:46:16Z
dc.date.issued 2020-02
dc.identifier.uri http://ugspace.ug.edu.gh/handle/123456789/34943
dc.description MPhil. Applied Epidemiology and Disease Control en_US
dc.description.abstract Microsoft Abigail Brago Ofosuhene1, 2,, Kenu1, E Afari1, F. Wurapa1, S. O. Sackey1, D. Ameme1, P. Nortey1. F. Anto1 1Ghana Field Epidemiology and Laboratory Training Program, School of Public Health, University of Ghana, Legon. 2Ghana Health Service, Accra, Ghana. Background: World Health Organization (WHO) define hypertension as a systolic blood pressure (BP) equal or above 140mmHg and/or diastolic BP equal to or above 90mmHg. Hypertension is a dominant risk factor of cardiovascular diseases and accounts for 7.1 million deaths globally (WHO, 2009). An estimated 1.1 billion people have raised blood pressure globally. In Ghana, hypertension was the 4th cause of Outpatient Mortality in 20016. It is a major risk factor for many non-communicable diseases. The study aims at assessing the risk factors of hypertension among media workers. Method: This was a cross-sectional study that used multistage sampling procedure to select media workers in Greater Accra Region. Data collection was carried out during the month of May and June 2019. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher University of Ghana en_US
dc.subject Hypertension en_US
dc.subject Systolic Blood Pressure en_US
dc.subject Diastolic Blood Pressure en_US
dc.subject Greater Accra Region en_US
dc.subject Ghana en_US
dc.title Prevalence of Risk Factors of Hypertension among Media Workers in Selected Media Houses in Greater Accra Region, Ghana en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US


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