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Year : 2003  |  Volume : 47  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 34-6

Hypertension among cotton textile workers.

Indira Gandhi Medical College, Nagpur

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R R Tiwai
Indira Gandhi Medical College, Nagpur

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The present cross sectional study on prevalence of hypertension was carried out among 514 cotton textile workers of Shri Bapurao Deshmukh Sut Gimi, Wardha. Using standard guidelines for measuring blood pressure and standard criteria for diagnosis of hypertension, 20.2% of the subjects were found to have raised systolic and/or diastolic blood pressure. The prevalence of hypertension was significantly higher among persons aged 35 years or more, in the present occupation for 10 years or more and those working in more noisy department.

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