Prevalence and Knowledge of Hypertension and Diabetes among adults in selected villages of Udupi district-Karnataka

Ansuya, * (2014) Prevalence and Knowledge of Hypertension and Diabetes among adults in selected villages of Udupi district-Karnataka. International Journal of Advanced Research, 2 (2). 533 -537. ISSN 2320 - 5407

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Abstract

Objectives: to assess the prevalence and knowledge of diabetes and hypertension among adults and to find the association between knowledge level and variables.Methods: Descriptive survey was conducted among adults in the selected villages of Udupi district during July 2009 - July 2010. The study subjects were interviewed to collect the details with a questionnaire. Total 385 adults were selected by non - probability convenient sampling technique. Data were entered in SPSS11.5 version and analysed using descriptive and inferential statistics. Results: Out of 385 adults, 27.8% of adults were females and 72.2% had their education up to primary level. Majorit y (82.2%) of the adults were having unskilled occupation and 96% of them had exposure to mass media. Majority (50.4%) of them had average knowledge on diabetes mellitus and prevalence was found to be only 5%. Majority (50.6%) of the samplehad average level of knowledge about hypertension and the prevalence of hypertension was 19.5%. Result shows that there is no significant association between knowledge and selected variables.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Hypertension; Diabetes; Prevalence; Knowledge
Subjects: Nursing > MCON Manipal > Community Health
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 05 Mar 2014 04:19
Last Modified: 05 Mar 2014 04:19
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/138999

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