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A Study of Prevalence of Hypertension among BBMP School Teachers

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A Study of Prevalence of Hypertension among BBMP School Teachers
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This was a cross sectional study with semi-structured questionnaires followed by quantitative data collection. Data was collected by doing school to school survey in BBMP area from each subject through a validated questionnaires regarding individual’s age, sex, sedentary occupation, height and weight, dietary pattern, BMI, income status, smoking, ischemic heart diseases.

Methodology: A Quantitative study was done from 16th July 2013 to 15th September 2013. Primary data was collected by visiting each school and collecting information through a validated questionnaire. A self-administered questionnaire was used to collect information on job stress and other risk factors.

Hypertension in bbmp teachers

Stress Factors:

  • Teachers who are travelling 1 to 2 hours to reach their office
  • 40% of them are suffering from Hypertension.
  • 35% of the teacher feels that the travelling is one of the important stress factors of which 38% of them are suffering from Hypertension.
  • 39% of Teachers with 5 to 10 years of experience have Hypertension.

Observation

  •       There is high prevalence of hypertension among corporation school teachers.
  •       Younger age group (less than 30) are more in Pre-Hypertension stage.
  •       Greater proportions of teachers are not aware of Hypertension.
  •       But the Non-Hypertensive teachers are less interested to get their BP checked, though there are 36% of Pre-Hypertensive teachers among them.
  •       Establishing a good health profile of the professional workforce is an important investment for the economic future of India.

Recommendations:

  1.       To focus on live style changes and regular Blood Pressure check up.
  2.       To focused on the teaching rather than on administrative works.
  3.       Introduction of Yoga & practice to teachers will improve their mental and physical health.
  4.       Focus on improving awareness about hypertension and to adopt. Monthly screening program by authorities.
  5.       There is a huge scope to adopt primordial and primary prevention strategies to address the increasing burden of CVD.
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