PREVALENCE AND RISK FACTORS ASSOCIATED WITH HYPERTENSION AMONG COLLEGE STUDENT ASSOCIATED WITH BEHAVIORAL FACTORS A RIYADH, SAUDI ARABIA
Ahmed I. Andijani*, Abdulaziz Mohammad Alaiban, Yazeed Fahad Alghulayqah, Abdullah Naif Albugami, Khuloud Mohammed Balkhsal and Thamer Ahmed Alohali
Hypertension is defined as a systolic blood pressure (SBP) 140 mm Hg or more, or a diastolic blood pressure (DBP) 90 mm Hg or more in adults.
Its one of the most common medical problems worldwide and is the leading cause of cardiovascular disease, Its significant public-health and clinical challenges for both economically developed and developing nations.
Afflicts almost 1 billion people worldwide and is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality. More than 20% of Americans are hypertensive, and one-third of these Americans are not even aware they are hypertensive.
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