Sex Disparity in Blood Pressure Levels Among Nigerian Health Workers

Abiodun M. Adeoye, Adewole Adebiyi, Mayowa O. Owolabi, Daniel T. Lackland, Gbenga Ogedegbe, Bamidele O. Tayo

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Abstract

Sex disparity in hypertension prevalence is well established in developed nations; however, there is paucity of data on the distribution of hypertension prevalence between the sexes in developing countries. Therefore, the authors examined sex differences in hypertension prevalence and cardiovascular risk factors in a sample of 352 healthy hospital workers in Nigeria. The mean ages of the men and women were 37.2±7.9 and 44.7±9.1 years, respectively. Thirty-five percent of participants were hypertensive, with 54% on treatment and 70% with controlled blood pressure. Men had a higher prevalence of hypertension (38.4% vs 33.0%) and prehypertension (37.6% vs 29.7%). Women had significantly higher odds of developing hypertension and of being on treatment. Mean blood pressure and fasting plasma glucose values were higher in men, while women were more often older, obese, and dyslipidemic and had a lower mean estimated glomerular filtration rate (P

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)685-689
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Clinical Hypertension
Volume18
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 2016

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Blood Pressure
Hypertension
Health
Prehypertension
Nigeria
Glomerular Filtration Rate
Developed Countries
Sex Characteristics
Developing Countries
Fasting
Glucose
Therapeutics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Internal Medicine
  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism

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Adeoye, A. M., Adebiyi, A., Owolabi, M. O., Lackland, D. T., Ogedegbe, G., & Tayo, B. O. (2016). Sex Disparity in Blood Pressure Levels Among Nigerian Health Workers. Journal of Clinical Hypertension, 18(7), 685-689. https://doi.org/10.1111/jch.12735

Sex Disparity in Blood Pressure Levels Among Nigerian Health Workers. / Adeoye, Abiodun M.; Adebiyi, Adewole; Owolabi, Mayowa O.; Lackland, Daniel T.; Ogedegbe, Gbenga; Tayo, Bamidele O.

In: Journal of Clinical Hypertension, Vol. 18, No. 7, 01.07.2016, p. 685-689.

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Adeoye, AM, Adebiyi, A, Owolabi, MO, Lackland, DT, Ogedegbe, G & Tayo, BO 2016, 'Sex Disparity in Blood Pressure Levels Among Nigerian Health Workers', Journal of Clinical Hypertension, vol. 18, no. 7, pp. 685-689. https://doi.org/10.1111/jch.12735
Adeoye, Abiodun M. ; Adebiyi, Adewole ; Owolabi, Mayowa O. ; Lackland, Daniel T. ; Ogedegbe, Gbenga ; Tayo, Bamidele O. / Sex Disparity in Blood Pressure Levels Among Nigerian Health Workers. In: Journal of Clinical Hypertension. 2016 ; Vol. 18, No. 7. pp. 685-689.
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