[PS 03-13] HYPERTENSION AWARENESS, TREATMENT AND CONTROL IN MONGOLIA

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Abstract

Objective:

To define the prevalence and prediction factors of hypertension awareness, treatment and control in Mongolian population.

Design and method:

The population based, cross sectional study was conducted in capital city of Mongolia, in 2012 years. In this study 1162 individuals with arterial hypertension were surveyed. The mean age was 42.6 and 63% were men. The study was based on questionnaire and BP measurement. The questionnaire included socio-demographic characteristics and awareness about hypertension and medical treatment and factors that encouraged or discouraged the patient's drug taking behavior.

Results:

In our study, awareness of hypertension was over 70.8% among the hypertensive people, but only about 44,9% were treated among those. The rate of hypertension control was 14.9% among all hypertensive people and 32% among the hypertensive subjects with medical treatment. We found younger age (35–44), low family income, not having a regular doctor towards hypertension control, behavior not taking drug regularly and mono-therapy to be the significantly factors influencing on hypertension control among Mongolian hypertensive population.

Conclusions:

Rates of hypertension awareness, treatment and control are low and seriously need to be improved through well designed health promotion and education strategies in order to prevent poor treatment outcomes.

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