Study Reveals Prehypertension Prevalence in India

  • 22 Mar 2024

A Study analyzed National Family Health Survey data, revealing prehypertension affects 33.7% of the Indian population.

Key Points

  • Determinants of Blood Pressure: Study explores factors like age, gender, education, wealth, lifestyle, obesity, and blood glucose levels influencing hypertension.
  • Hypertension's Impact: Hypertension is a major risk factor for cardiovascular disease, contributing significantly to premature deaths worldwide.
  • Regional Distribution of Population: Population distribution across India's regions reveals varying representation, with the central region having the largest share.
  • District-Level Variations: Prehypertension prevalence varies widely across Indian districts, ranging from 15.6% to 63.4%.
  • Regional Prevalence Rates: Southern region demonstrates lower average prevalence rates compared to northern and central regions.
  • Raised Blood Pressure Rates: Southern and northern regions exhibit lower average raised blood pressure prevalence rates, with variations among states.
  • Evidence-Based Interventions: Subnational variations in blood pressure highlight the need for targeted interventions at the State and district levels to improve population health.