Research Article
Volume 17 Issue 12 - 2021
Prevalence and Associated Factors of Hypertension among Adult Outpatients Attending Seka Chokorsa Health Center, Jimma Zone, Southwest Ethiopia
Daba Abdissa1*, Gemechu Terefe2, Eyosias Teklemariam3, Solomon Tesfaye1
1Department of Biomedical Sciences, Division of Clinical Anatomy, College of Medical Sciences, Institute of Health Sciences, Jimma University, Ethiopia
2Lecturer, School of Midwifery, Institute of Health, Jimma University, Jimma, Ethiopia
3Department of Pharmacy, School of Pharmacy, Mettu University, Mettu, Ethiopia
*Corresponding Author: Daba Abdissa, Department of Biomedical Sciences, Division of Clinical Anatomy, College of Medical Sciences, Institute of Health Sciences, Jimma University, Ethiopia.
Received: October 05, 2021; Published: November 19, 2021


Background: Hypertension (HTN) is a major public health issue that causes life-threatening complications and primary prevention is a key by identifying its risk factors. The aim of the present study was to assess the prevalence associated factors of HTN at seka chokorsa health center, Southwest Ethiopia.

Methods: A cross-sectional study was carried out at seka chokorsa health center, Jimma Zone from February 1 to March 30, 2020. Data were collected using structured tool, then entered into Epi Data version 3.2 and exported to SPSS version 20. Multivariate logistic regression models were used to identify HTN risk factors and all statistical tests were found to be significant at P-value < 0.05.

Result: A total of two hundred and fifty three participants were involved in this study with mean age of 42.07 ± 13.84 years. The overall prevalence of HTN in our study was found to be 35.2%. According to multivariate analysis age above 50 years (AOR = 2.7; 95% CI 1.06, 6.93), family history of HTN (AOR = 6.4; 95% CI 3.1, 13.03), physical inactivity (AOR = 4.54; 95% CI 2.22, 9.29) and khat chewing; [current chewing (AOR = 3.87; 95% CI 1.55, 9.68), former chewing (AOR = 4.33; 95% CI 1.43,13)] were independent predictors of HTN among study participants.

Conclusion: About a third of the respondents had high blood pressure. It was associated with advanced age, physical inactivity, family history of HTN and khat chewing. These findings trigger the policy makers and health care professionals to take appropriate measures to decrease HTN and subsequent sequelae.

Keywords: Prevalence; Factors; Hypertension; Seka Chokorsa Health Center


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Citation: Daba Abdissa., et al. “Prevalence and Associated Factors of Hypertension among Adult Outpatients Attending Seka Chokorsa Health Center, Jimma Zone, Southwest Ethiopia”. EC Gastroenterology and Digestive System 17.12 (2021): 01-10.

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