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International Journal of Recent Trends in Science and Technology, ISSN 2277-2812 E-ISSN: 2249-8109

Volume 10, Issue 3, April 2014 pp 495-498

Research Article

Study of Hypertension and Hyperlipidemia in the Adolescent of Central India


Vijay Bhalavi1, Pradeep Deshmukh2, Manisha Atram3, Bhushan Mahajan4

{1Assistant Professor, 4Assistant Professor, Department of Biochemistry}

Government Medical College, Nagpur - 440003 Maharashtra, INDIA.

{2Professor, Department of Community Medicine} {3Assistant Professor, Department of Pathology}

 Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences, Sevagram - 442102 Maharashtra, INDIA.

Academic Editor : Dr. Aher K.R.



Aim: To study the prevalence of Hypertension and high lipid profile level among the adolescent in rural population of PHC, Anji. Dist. WardhaMaharashtra, INDIA. Methods: A cross sectional study was carried out among the adolescents (10-19 years) of Anji P.H.C. Sample size studied was 400, selected by random sampling. The sampling frame available with department of Community Medicine was used for drawing the sample. We collected the data on their socio-demographic variables and blood pressure of each adolescent was measured. Fasting blood sample was collected and result for lipid profile was obtained. Results: Prevalence of high blood pressure levels was found 24.4%, i.e. >90th percentile for age, sex and height, higrtriglyceridemia was found to be 27.9% and 72.1% of subject had normal triglyceride level in the study population and highest prevalence of lower level of HDLc 58.3% was found. Conclusion: we conclude that there is definitely alarming situation as per prevalence of high blood pressure levels and hyperlipidemia are concerned, even in rural communities. The early identification of cardio metabolic risk factors can help with an attempt to prevent or delay metabolic syndrome, diabetes and cardiovascular disease.