A survey of risk factors associated with hypertension in the adult population of Kang, Kgalagadi North, Botswana

Published in: South African Family Practice
Volume 57, issue 3, 2015 , pages: 177–182
DOI: 10.1080/20786190.2014.976963
Author(s): S TshitengeDepartment of Family Medicine, Botswana, LH MabuzaDepartment of Family Medicine and Primary Health Care, South Africa


Background: Sustainable and aggressive population-based programmes on hypertension awareness, prevention, treatment and control are key to the successful control of this epidemic. The objective of the study was to determine to what extent hypertension and risk factors for its development were prevalent in the Kang village community in Botswana, and specifically to assess its prevalence in the adult population and its relationship with high blood pressure, anthropometric measures and lifestyle factors, i.e. diet and the use of tobacco products and alcohol.

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