[PP.06.12] POPULATION BASED STUDY OF HYPERTENSION IN HUNGARY- 2015. NATIONWIDE COMPREHENSIVE HEALTH SCREENING PROGRAM IN HUNGARY 2010–2015

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Abstract

Objective:

The year 2015 saw the continuation of Hungary's greatest and to date most comprehensive health screening program started in 2010.

Design and method:

The examinations - among them coronary examinations - covered the fields of cardiology and hypertension, they took place in a specially furnished lorry. In the Program we measured blood pressure, pulse rate, calculated cardiovascular risk, plasma cholesterol, glucose and uric acid levels. Whole body analysis started with measuring height, weight, abdominal cirumference and waiste/hip ratio defining target body weight. Following the measurment of body fat and muscle content we decided the surface volume of the abdominal fat and calculated body mass index.

Results:

Participants and results of the examinations of the people who have presented themselves for the test sin 2015 (n = 23764) have been evaluated. In the Program a total (52.2%) women and (47.8%) men were tested at 204 locations. Upon data processing with the help of a query 19,3% of the participants reported suffering from hypertension (1291 women and 1263 men). In the past five years the screening truck has been to 1123 places is Hungary, and travelled 134112 km, 135879people have participated in comprehensive screening. In total 3 936325 examinations have been performe, The average systolic blood pressure among women was in the normal range up to the age of 55 years. The diastolic blood pressure levels were in the normal range for both sexes (with the exception of the age group 46–55 of men where it exceeded the upper limit of the normal range by a minimal extent). Among men stage 1 hypertension was the most frequent status for all age groups; blood pressures above 140/90 were measured for 39% of subjects from age 18 onwards. The distribution of this did not vary significantly with the increase of age.

Conclusions:

Conclusion: Thanks to the vast information obtained through the program a comprehensive picture has been drawn about Hungary's present health status not only on a regional or cross sectional level but as it was described in the program, too.

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