The Prevention Of Diastolic Blood Pressure

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Franklin et al., (2001) examined the association of diastolic blood pressure (DBP), systolic blood pressure (SBP), and pulse pressure (PP) among different age groups from 20 years to 79 years. Participants less than 50 years were at high risk of coronary heart disease (CHD), 50 to 59 years were at moderate risk and 60 years and older were at the highest risk of CHD. The study stated that DBP and SBP of people change as they aged. Participant’s high-density-lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol was also measured and it indicated that older population has a higher risk of CHD than the younger population. It was concluded that the burden of cardiovascular disease begins to manifest before middle-aged. The use of preventive measures in early life…show more content…
Participants with high level of education had better hypertension awareness treatments, low controls and participants with low levels educational had low hypertension awareness, treatment and control which have led to more deaths among the low educational participants.
A study conducted by Winkleby et al. (1992) aimed at determining the relationship between socioeconomic status factors such as education, income and other factors that affect CVD. Socioeconomic status is one of the most predominant term used to determine how risk factors are related to multiple diseases such as CVD and others. Participant’s age 25 to 64 years living in Stanford Connecticut were used. Risk factors such as cigarette smoking, blood pressure, and high-density lipoprotein cholesterol were measured. The results of Winkleby et al., (1992) study indicated that there was a strong link between levels of education and CVD risk factors among the individuals with low level of education (p value=.05). The study also hypothesized that problem-solving lifestyle behavior will have high influence on the educated individual than the one without education. Education will help the literate individual in the attainment positive information on their health, self-esteem, and positive health behaviors. They concluded one could attain a better health when they have high levels of education (Winkleby et al., 1992).
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