Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

The impact of hypertension in population above sixty years old
by Harding, Yusupha, M.S., California State University, Long Beach, 2013, 59; 1523043
Abstract (Summary)

The impact of hypertension as human's age is debilitating and could affect any individual as they grow older. Hypertension is a silent killer that must be taken very seriously because it has claimed the life of 7.6 million people in 2005 worldwide. The purpose of this research study was to raise a global awareness and the characteristics of people who are more likely to have hypertension. Demographically, this research project focuses on those patients 60 years of age or older who are overweight, with an emphasis on the Black Community. The dataset used in this project was a cross-sectional, descriptive secondary data obtained from the National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey (NAMCS), part of the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDCP).

The results of the study for the hypothesis suggests that African Americans 60 years and older have a higher rate of hypertension compared with other races 60 years and older in the United States. Furthermore, the study also validates that there is a relationship between higher body mass index and hypertension. The higher body mass index a person has the greater their chances of having hypertension.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Reynolds, Grace
Commitee: Erlyana, Erlyana, Sinay, Tony
School: California State University, Long Beach
Department: Health Care Administration
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 52/01M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Aging, Public health, Health care management
Publication Number: 1523043
ISBN: 978-1-303-20216-2
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